Amber Valley Borough Council has adopted the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter. Councillors agreed to sign the Charter on the 14th of November. The TUC’s Charter recognises that employees with terminal illnesses require special support, job security, understanding and peace of mind.
Employers who commit to the Charter agree to provide additional employment protection. This covers circumstances where terminally ill employees could be dismissed because of their illness.
Support for terminally ill employees can include providing occupational health services, advice and guidance on the impact of ill health on work and what steps may be taken. Employees would also be offered a counselling service to discuss concerns relating to work and personal circumstances.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Kevin Buttery commented:
The Council values the contribution of its employees in the delivery and maintenance of quality services to the community, and will be sensitive to support those suffering the effects of ill health. We fully support the TUC’s Dying To Work Campaign and are very happy to become the latest employer to commit to this excellent initiative.
You can check if your employer has signed up to the Charter through the Dying to Work website.