Cancer patients are seeing an increase in discrimination at the workplace.
New research shows that 40 percent of people returning to work after cancer treatment face unfair treatment.
That’s a 50 percent increase in three years.
Cancer patients are being treated unfairly by not receiving time off for medical appointments, being denied promotions and just feel abused by coworkers.
Further investigations found that one in 10 people couldn’t continue working at their job because of the discrimination.
One in eight said their employer had not made reasonable changes to help them perform their duties.
A survey was done of 168 adults, and it found that 37 percent of people going back to work after cancer treatment experienced some kind of discrimination from either their employer or from coworkers.