Quarter of UK employers lack support for seriously ill staff

Research shows 'disconnect' between employer and employee

Adam Saville
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Quarter of UK employers lack support for seriously ill staff

Employees have poor understanding of what they’re offered in practice, research from GRiD suggests

A quarter (23%) of UK businesses do not offer any form of emotional or practical support to employees if they are diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer or heart disease, according to research revealed by industry body GRiD. Of those who do offer support, the most prevalent types of provision are a phased return to work plan (43%) and emotional support, such as counselling (42%). Other common forms of support offered include practical support, such as access to rehabilitation (35%...

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