4 May: Burton Mail: North West Leicestershire MP supports ‘Dying to Work’ campaign

JOB security for terminally ill workers has been the subject of a cross-party event attended by a North West Leicestershire MP.

Andrew Bridgen attended the event in Parliament to support the TUC’s Dying to Work campaign which is seeking to change the law to provide additional employment protection for terminally ill workers.

Dying to Work was set up following the case of Jacci Woodcook, a 58-year-old sales manager from Derbyshire, who was forced out of her job after being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.

Mr Bridgen said: “People battling a terminal illness deserve choice and shouldn’t be forced to undergo stressful HR procedures with the risk of losing the positive stimulation and distraction of work. Furthermore, it is shocking to think that if people with terminal illnesses are dismissed or forced out of their jobs that their loved ones will lose the death in service payments that the employee has planned for and earned through a lifetime of hard work.”

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