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Rise in cancer patients facing discrimination at work

There has been a rise in the number of people living with cancer experiencing discrimination at work – despite the introduction of the Equality Act, according to Macmillan Cancer Support.

New research shows almost four in ten people (37%) who return to work after cancer treatment say they experience some kind of discrimination from their employer or colleagues – compared to just under a quarter (23%) in 20102.

The YouGov survey of UK adults who returned to work after cancer treatment found that around one in ten felt harassed to the point they felt they could not stay in their job. One in eight said their employer failed to make reasonable changes to enable them to do their job.

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