Many people diagnosed with breast cancer do not receive medical advice about how and when to return to work. Talking with your employee about their needs and assisting them can help them return to work and settle back in.
It's important that our employees don't feel scared to talk about how they're going with their return to work. Ongoing communication is critical.
There are a number of ways in which you can offer support to your employee:
For further information, the following resources are available:
Let’s be Upfront about working after breast cancer and tackling the difficult conversations you may need to have with your employer.
Ways to help and support a colleague diagnosed with breast cancer
Employers have legal responsibilities to employees with cancer. Legislation includes Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and Fair Work Act 2009
How to help a colleague with breast cancer after their diagnosis, during treatment, and beyond
When a colleague is diagnosed, find out what won't help as you try to support them
If you choose to, there may be benefits of speaking about your diagnosis in the workplace