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Cancer Patients' Rights

Under the Americans With Disabilities Act

Employers must provide reasonable accommodations when cancer is a disability, unless doing so would be an undue hardship (i.e., a significant difficulty or expense). These accommodations include:

Leaves for doctors’ appointments and/or to recuperate from treatment

Breaks or a private area to rest or to take medication

Adjustments to work schedule

Permission to work at home

Modification of office temperature

Reallocation of marginal tasks to another employee

Permission to use a work telephone to call doctors.

It is your responsibility to inform your employer that you need special accommodations in order to do your job.

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Source: U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission