MAC12981 E03 cover

Your rights at work when you are affected by cancer

Booklet
Published: 30 Mar 2019
Next review: 30 Sep 2021
Edition: 3
MAC12981 E03 cover

This booklet is about your legal rights. It is for people affected by cancer, including carers, who would like to know more about their rights at work.

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Published: 30 Mar 2019
Next review: 30 Sep 2021
Edition: 3

This booklet is about your legal rights. It is for people affected by cancer, including carers, who would like to know more about their rights at work.

About this booklet

Legislation protects you from being treated unfairly at work because of cancer. This booklet explains what it means to be discriminated against because you have cancer, and how the law can protect you. Legislation does not just protect employees. It also protects people applying for jobs and people who are self-employed.

How we can help

Macmillan Grants

If you have cancer, you may be able to get a Macmillan Grant to help with the extra costs of cancer. Find out who can apply and how to access our grants.

Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.