Thank you to South Lanarkshire Council who signed the charter on 28th November 2016 providing protection for their 14,863 employees.
Chair of the Finance and Corporate Resources Committee, Councillor Gerry Convery, said:
“We want to ensure that any employee diagnosed with a terminal illness knows they will have our full support. Signing the charter is a demonstration of our commitment to helping employees who receive this devastating news. I hope it gives anyone who finds themselves in this situation a degree of comfort, knowing that they can focus on the other challenges facing them without having the unnecessary stress and worry about their job. Hopefully other employers across Scotland will follow our lead and sign up to the charter as there can really be no excuses for not doing so.”