Get support Expert advice Your Employment & Cancer You may have questions and concerns about applying for or starting a new job, and how your cancer journey may affect your chances of getting a job and also undertaking a new role. Whilst some people continue to work during and after their treatment, for others, this is not an option. You may need time off for treatment or follow up, need assistance in your current job or may feel that you can no longer work. You may also have questions and concerns about applying or starting a new job and how your cancer journey may affect your chances of getting a job and also undertaking a new role. It’s important that you discuss your condition with your workplace and find out what options they have in place and to know your legal rights surrounding the workplace. The Equality Act ensures you have the right to negotiate for reasonable changes in your work or workplace, and offers legal protection if you feel you have been treated unfairly by your employer.