Ashfield District Council have added its name to a charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work.
The Council is the latest employer to sign up to the Dying to Work Voluntary Charter, following in the footsteps of employers such as Rolls Royce, Royal Mail and the Co-op.
The Charter is part of the TUC’s wider Dying to Work campaign which is seeking greater security for terminally ill workers where they cannot be dismissed as a result of their condition.
Dying to Work was taken forward by the TUC following the case of Jacci Woodcook, an area sales manager from Derbyshire who was forced out of her job three years ago after being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.
Cllr Cheryl Butler, Leader of Ashfield District Council said: “Ashfield District Council is proud to be signing the charter today. We are committed to supporting any employees who find themselves in the unfortunate position of being diagnosed as terminally ill. Signing the charter reinforces the message that Ashfield District Council are committed to its employees.”