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Making provisions for terminally ill employees

Published on: 23 May 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Making provisions for terminally ill employees
  • What issues commonly arise in the work context when an employee is diagnosed with terminal illness?
  • What legal obligations does an employer have in respect of a terminally ill employee?
  • What legal protection, if any, does a terminally ill person have against being dismissed?
  • What support, over and above any legal obligations, might an employer want to consider offering to a terminally ill employee?
  • What change in the law is being sought by the TUC’s ‘Dying to Work’ campaign?
  • What is the TUC’s ‘Dying to Work’ voluntary charter? What are the pros and cons for an employer in signing up to it?

Article summary

Employment analysis: The TUC is currently campaigning for additional employment protection for terminally ill workers. Catherine Casserley, barrister at Cloisters Chambers, examines employers’ legal obligations with respect to terminally ill employees and considers the pros and cons for employers signing up to the TUC’s ‘Dying to Work’ voluntary charter. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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