Cancer is a medical condition that affects all of mankind and does not take
into account the race, religion and socio-economic position of a person.
The effect of cancer on people living with this medical condition goes
beyond physical and psychological distress. This is because persons living
with cancer experience discrimination in the workplace due to cancer and
this affects the employment status or position of cancer employees.
Cancer employees if they are not dismissed from work their working
conditions is in most instances unbearable due to the unfair labour
practices they experience at the hands of employers and fellow employees.
Awareness about cancer in the workplace is encouraged and championed
in this contribution as one of the measures to eradicate unfair labour
practices that are experienced by cancer employees in the workplace.