World Cancer Day took place recently on 4 February. Given the number of people diagnosed with cancer each year, the incidence of employees returning to work following a cancer diagnosis is not uncommon. However, research conducted in 2016 found that 18% of people diagnosed with cancer face discrimination from employers or colleagues on returning to work, 14% give up work or are made redundant, and 15% return to work before they feel ready. So what are employers’ legal duties in relation to employees with cancer and how can they be best supported? We look at this on our website.
About Sarah Jackman
Sarah specializes in employment law and is counsel in Dentons’ Glasgow office. She joined Dentons in 2019, bringing extensive experience in leading an in-house employment law team in the financial services sector. In her previous role, Sarah supported strategic initiatives following the financial crisis and, as a senior leader in the Legal and Governance team, led employees through cultural change and digitalization. Sarah led employment advice on significant change projects, including a demerger, IPO and acquisition of another bank.
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