The Dying to Work Campaign wants to see terminal illness recognised as a ‘protected characteristic’ so that an employee with a terminal illness can enjoy a ‘protected period’ and not be dismissed as a result of their condition and any death in service benefit protected for the loved ones they leave behind. Current legislation does offer some protection for terminally ill employees; however, it still allows employers to dismiss a terminally ill employee if they fail a capability assessment with ‘reasonable adjustments’. The Dying to Work Campaign has been growing in momentum and more than 580,000 workers across the UK will be covered by the Charter.
Companies Signed-Up To The Charter
- Derbyshire County Council
- Leeds City Council
- Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust
- Rotherham Council
- Severn Trent
- Sheffield City Council