Cancer in the workplace: Managers

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Suitable for:

  • Public
  • Staff
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals

Format: E-Learning

Please Note: Due to changes in legislation and best practice, some material on this course may be out-of-date. An update is in progress to correct any issues. In the meantime, please keep this in mind when using the resource.

Helping line managers support people affected by cancer in the workplace.

The course is aimed at employers, managers or those working in occupational health or human resources.

Course Units

  • Breaking the news
  • Confidentiality and colleagues
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Supporting carers
  • Supporting a return to work

Each unit contains exercises designed to help you think about the issues from a variety of angles. We offer practical advice and perspectives from people who have experienced these issues.

Learning objectives

  • Explore some of the issues you might face if someone you manage is diagnosed with cancer, or is affected by cancer
  • Gain an overview of the law in relation to cancer in the workplace
  • Identify appropriate ways to respond to an employee who has received a cancer diagnosis, or is caring for someone with cancer
  • Find further sources of information and support

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