Telling employees about the cancer

You do not have to disclose the cancer to your employees. If you decide to let your employees know, you will need to consider what to tell them and whether it will impact on morale if you don’t tell them but they find out anyway.

It is natural for your employees to be concerned about the impact of your diagnosis and treatment on their future. They may also be a source of support and come up with some options you hadn’t considered for managing any changes to the business caused by the cancer diagnosis.

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