MAGGIE’S Oldham and Pearson Solicitors are teaming up to offer a ‘Cancer in the Workplace’ workshop.
The morning seminar on November 14, which is already sold out, is aimed at understanding the emotional, physical and psychological needs of employees with cancer.
It also aims to identify employment rights for patients as well as provide practical advice for employers on how to support staff and colleagues with cancer.
Employment solicitors will provide guidance on how to be a good employer, hoping to help businesses avoid the pitfalls of possible tribunals.
Maggie’s Oldham, based in the grounds of the Royal Oldham Hospital, provides free support for people affected by cancer.
Laura Tomlinson from Maggie’s said: “We’re delighted to be working with Pearson to launch our Cancer in the Workplace workshops.
“The workshop is designed to help managers and HR professionals support their colleagues who are affected by cancer.
“A positive return to work can have a significant role in recovery from cancer and we aim to use our expertise to educate and up-skill local employers on how best to support their employees with knowledge, empathy and understanding.
“We’re thrilled this first workshop is a sell-out and are looking forward to sharing it with many more local employers in 2020.”
Victoria Schofield, from Pearson Solicitors, added: “By working closely with Maggies we can hopefully help to guide local businesses on what they need to do to support their workforce and at the same time build a framework for good employment policies and procedures.”
By 2030 there will almost 1 million people with cancer in the UK workforce and the aim is for Maggies Oldham to assist up to 10,000 local people in the area annually.
For advice on employment law and illness and how you or your business are affected call Pearson Solicitors on 0161 785 3500.