Many people live for months or years after a diagnosis of incurable cancer. By law, an individual should be allowed to work for as long as they want, subject to medical advice and any health and safety concerns.
Many people with cancer choose to remain at work for as long as possible. In this case, the employer should make adjustments and do their best, within reason, to allow the person to keep working.
If the employee is gradually getting weaker, this can be difficult to manage. An occupational health adviser should be able to help.
Colleagues may also find this time upsetting. Let employees know about any counselling or employee assistance programme (EAP) that’s available. You can also suggest they call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 for support.
The person who is ill may also need advice about things like their pension or writing a will. Macmillan’s financial guidance service on the support line can also help with this.