A Guide to Balancing Work and Caregiving Obligations (PDF – Canadian Human Rights Commission) is a great resource that clearly defines the role of the employer and employee in the eye of the law.
The Survivor area of our website contains a number of articles for cancer caregivers who are employed. You may want to read the articles yourself so you can help your patient’s caregivers balance their caregiving and their employment:
- Your rights at work
- Fatigue management strategies
- Job accommodation options for caregivers
- Strategies for being a caregiver of a cancer survivor
Human rights laws in Canada has laws in place for caregivers to receive accommodations. You can remind your the caregivers that they can explore with their employers accommodations such as flexible work schedule to allow them to stay working. To assist, you can refer your patients to legal resources to find out more about their rights.