Work and cancer

If you are working while looking after someone with cancer

If you're looking after someone with cancer it can have a big impact on your life. Understand your rights and the support that is there for you.

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    Talking about your caring responsibilities at work

    You don’t have to tell your employer about your caring responsibilities, but if you do, it can help them support you.

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    Your rights at work as a carer

    It's important to be aware of your legal rights in the workplace. Your human resources department may be able to help you.

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    Making decisions about work

    If you’re a carer you may want to stop working temporarily or completely. It’s important to consider the implications of your decision.

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    Working if you are a young carer

    If you are a young person looking after someone with cancer, your work life may be affected.