23 April: Belper News: Fighting for rights of terminally-ill workers

A Milford woman with terminal cancer is spearheading a campaign to secure better employment rights for terminally-ill people.

Jacci Woodcock, 58, has recently become the face of ‘Dying to Work’, a campaign organised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

The former area sales manager is arguing for a change in the law to stop discrimination against those with terminal diagnoses.

She said: “When I got the terminal diagnosis in 2012 I didn’t want to stop working.

“It gave me dignity, stimulation and normality and I also needed the money, but the company I worked for tried to put lots of pressure on me to resign.

“So I went to my union and they found out for me that the disability discrimination legislation doesn’t cover terminal illness. After that I realised that the law wasn’t working properly.”

Read the full article in Belper News


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