Your workplace may
also be affected when an employee’s loved one gets cancer. Being a caregiver
for a person with cancer can affect an employee’s availability, productivity
and health care costs. Caregiving can also affect an employee's physical,
psychological and financial well-being.
caregivers are looking to their employers for support, guidance and assistance which
presents an enormous opportunity for employers. Employers can increase employee
satisfaction, increase productivity and reduce additional health care costs by
providing workplace accommodations — such as flex-time—or family
medical leave (FMLA) so that caregivers can continue to stay in the workforce
while caring for a relative. Additionally, employers can provide caregiving employees with the
Workplace Transitions: Employee Brochure that encourages workers to use free,
credible resources and services that can help relieve caregiving concerns.