Some organisations are still dismissing their most vulnerable staff – which is why the Equality Act needs to change, says the TUC’s Lee Barron
You have just been told that you have a terminal diagnosis. Your world has been turned upside down. You have to manage the range of emotions and daunting realities that the situation brings. And then you have to go into work. Perhaps it’s the last thing you want to do; perhaps it helps you maintain some normality. But you would expect your employer to be supportive, to help you and for you to be protected. Surely, in 21st century Britain, a terminally-ill worker couldn’t be sacked?