European Cancer Leagues (ECL) has published a handbook entitled ”How to Manage Cancer at Work”.
The Handbook encourages organisations across Europe to develop policies and procedures to support employees affected by cancer. Project Manager Emma Andersson from the Work & Cancer project has been involved in the drafting of the handbook. The publication offers concrete tools and checklists to support an employee touched by cancer.
”Around 1.6 million people of working age are diagnosed with cancer in Europe each year and cancer treatments are often accompanied by long periods of sickness absence. Employers are therefore likely to face a situation when their employees or their loved ones are affected by cancer. (…) Cancer survivors, in fact, have a 1.4 times higher risk of unemployment compared to their healthy peers.”European Cancer Leagues
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