Published November 9, 2015 at 15:41
PEOPLE with terminal cancer who are willing to talk about their positive or negative experiences in work, are asked to come forward to help a new campaign.
UNISON is asked to support TUC’s campaign, which would like to see terminal illness recognised as a ‘protected characteristic’ so that an employee with a terminal illness would enjoy a ‘protected period’ where they could not be dismissed as a result of their condition.
People diagnosed with terminal cancer are often the victim of bullying by employers or company HR departments to leave their job or no compensation is made at for their condition and are submitted to capability procedures and dismissed.
Not only are they forced to quit work but their financial security and that of their family are destroyed. *Clare went to her union and the GMB helped her secure protection at work but the campaign goes on for a change in the law which would protect others that are living and working with terminal cancer.
Go online to see what you can do to support Dying to Work www.dyingtowork.co.uk/