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Human rights

Both the short- and long-term effects of cancer and its treatment may affect some cancer survivors’ work abilities. Human rights laws offer protection for employees with cancer under the grounds of disability. This protection often requires employers, cancer survivors and unions to cooperate.

The information about Canadian laws on this website is a general overview of rights and responsibilities. While there are general principles that guide human rights law across Canada, there may be specific laws affecting each province or territory. In some cases, human rights laws are often quite complex to interpret, and they can change. For information on the laws that apply to your organization, we recommend you consult a specialist in this area such as a lawyer or community organizations providing education on this topic.


Reasonable accommodation