Support for employees at work
Whether you're an employee, self-employed or working while caring for someone with cancer, we can offer information and support.
This video tells Jules' story of being an employee affected by cancer.
The information in this video was correct as of 20 March 2012.
Guides and resources
Work it out: the essential questions to ask about work
It can be hard to know what questions to ask and who to talk to when it comes to work issues. So we've created a tool featuring a range of questions for every stage of your cancer journey, with details of who to ask - for example your GP or line manager.
Download the Work it out tool [PDF, 328kb] or order a copy free from be.Macmillan
Your rights at work
We've produced this guide to Your rights at work when you're affected by cancer [PDF, 531kb], which discusses the Equality Act 2010 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Both of these acts offer protection other discrimination at work for people affected by cancer, including carers.
Work and cancer guide
Information on employment rights, advice about coping with the effects of treatment and talking about cancer with your employer and colleagues.
Read the guide online or order a copy from be.Macmillan.
Working while caring for someone with cancer
Information for anyone who is working, either full or part-time, while also caring for an adult partner, relative or friend with cancer.
Read online or order a hard copy.
Work it out tool for working carers
Find the information you need about managing work and care responsibilities. The tool is divided into four topics: medical, work, home and financial.
Download the Work it out tool for carers [PDF, 531kb] or order a copy.
Self-employment and cancer
Are you self-employed? Read our practical information about cancer and treatments, balancing your health needs and your work, deciding who to tell and what to say to them, keeping the business operating, and managing finances.
Cancer in the workplace DVD
Designed to help colleagues and employers support an employee who is diagnosed with cancer. Employees affected by cancer might find the video clips useful too.
Watch the videos or order the DVD.
Interactive e-learning courses
Online courses, developed by Macmillan, to help explore issues around work and cancer.
Access the courses by signing into the Learn Zone website.
Does your workplace offer a buddying system for cancer patients? Take a look at the framework we developed alongside employers and people affected by cancer.
Download the buddying guidelines [Word, 96kb]