The Royal Mail has become the latest employer to sign up to the TUC’s voluntary ‘Dying to Work Charter’. Fifty other employers including Santander, EON, Legal and General and the Co-op have already signed the charter, which now covers over half a million employees.
The Trade Union Congress’ (TUC) “Dying to Work” campaign seeks protection for terminally ill employees. Amongst other things, the TUC is campaigning for terminally employees to have a ‘protected period’ during which they can’t be dismissed as a result of their illness and for terminal illness to be considered a protected characteristic for the purpose of protection against discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.
As part of its campaign, the TUC has created a voluntary charter which can be adopted by employers, setting out principles for supporting employees who face a terminal diagnosis.
You can find out more about the Dying to Work campaign and the voluntary charter here.