When individuals are diagnosed with cancer, they are often faced with decisions about how to navigate the workplace, including whether to work through treatment or take time off work. Some individuals may find that they need to replace lost wages while taking time off and need information about disability insurance. Others are concerned about disclosing their cancer diagnosis to their employer or a potential employer. Caregivers may also face work-related issues. This page contains legal and practical resources to help individuals effectively navigate employment & workplace issues after a cancer diagnosis.
Triage Cancer Educational Blogs – Employment
CancerFinances.org – Disability Insurance Module
Below you will find recordings of past webinars. Check out our upcoming webinars for up-to-date information on these topics here.
A cancer diagnosis often brings up questions on how to navigate work and cancer. Regardless of if you are working through treatment or returning to work after taking some time off for treatment, you may have access to federal, state, and employer protections. This webinar will address the relevant laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), state laws, and disclosure and privacy protections.
Understanding how federal and state laws, employer policies, and disability insurance work together is key to being able to take time off work, maintain an income, and protect your job and employer-sponsored health insurance coverage. There are also options for caregivers who need to take time off work. This session will cover the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family & Medical Leave Act, state leave laws, and disability insurance options, and explain how they can work together for you.
Chemo brain,” is a term used to describe the cognitive changes that may come with cancer treatment, including memory challenges and trouble focusing. This webinar will review the latest research on chemo brain, and provide practical tips to address chemo brain in your daily life. We will also describe practical ways to use legal protections such as reasonable accommodations to help you deal with chemo brain at work and at school.
Get the latest updates on federal, state, and local laws that have an impact on the cancer community, including medical marijuana, death with dignity, and paid leave.
Cancer and Careers has several resources that can be very useful for individuals looking for work.
Flexjobs.com is a paid service designed to help job seekers find legitimate flexible jobs (e.g., part-time, telecommuting, etc.).