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Cancer and Careers Managers Kit

This packet is designed to help you through the process of managing your employee as he or she tries to balance cancer treatment and recovery with work.

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Managers & Supervisors Tip Sheet

When an employee has cancer, it can create stress, concern, sadness, and uncertainty for the whole team. Use this quick tip sheet to ensure that you are compliant with laws and provide ongoing support through treatment and recovery.

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The Employer’s Guide to FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law that provides eligible employees of covered employers with unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons.

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Coworkers working together
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Be an Effective Point Person

An important way to provide for a coworker who has to take leave for cancer-related surgery or treatment is by being the liaison between the coworker and others in the office.

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Coworkers Tip Sheet

Use this quick tip sheet to understand how to support your coworker, keep his or her news confidential, and take care of yourself if you’re feeling anxious.

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Educating Yourself

Whether youre an employer, coworker, or caretaker, the best thing you can do is educate yourself about cancer.

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Infographic: Supporting a Coworker with Cancer

This visual representation provides you with a visual pathway that can assist you in figuring out how to provide the most effective and meaningful forms of support.

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What a Friend Can Do

Your coworker and friend has recently been diagnosed with cancer and you want to show that you care.

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What to Do When a Coworker Has Cancer

When a coworker is diagnosed with cancer, you will first probably feel helpless. Then you wonder about what you can do to help.

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What to Say When a Coworker Has Cancer

When a coworker is diagnosed with cancer, most people simply dont usually know what to say. Helpful questions or comments might not be helpful at all.

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When Your Boss Has Cancer

When your boss is diagnosed with cancer, the entire dynamic of the workplace is likely to change.

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