Rights at work for people with cancer


Under equality law, people who have, or have had cancer are protected from unfair treatment at work. Employers are also required to make reasonable adjustments to help staff with cancer stay in or return to work when they’re ready and able to.



Find out more about your rights at work, information and resources available at macmillan.org.uk/rightsatwork


However, it can be difficult to know where to start, or what to say.

Download our step-by-step guide

here to help you find the words to talk to your employer.

If you have questions about work and cancer

you can also call our Work Support Service on 0808 808 0000, Monday - Friday, 9am-8pm.



Tameside and Glossop

Macmillan information and support service

Tameside Macmillan Unit

Tameside Hospital, Fountain Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 9RW

Email Macmillan.info@tgh.nhs.uk

Call 0161 922 5640

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Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm 

(Except Bank Holidays).

Drop-in service, no appointment needed. However please contact us first if you are making a special journey, to ensure someone is available to see you.