Caring for someone with cancer

It is against the law for your employer to discriminate against you (treat you unfairly or less favourably) because of your caring responsibilities. It is also illegal to deny you opportunities, intimidate or harass you, or terminate your employment because you are caring for someone with cancer.

Employers are required to take reasonable steps to accommodate your caring responsibilities – see Information for working carers.


This information was last reviewed in January 2017
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