‘Cancer in the Workplace’ HR and line manager

Our ‘Cancer in the Workplace’ workshop has been developed with Maggie’s cancer charity and is designed to give HR and line managers the knowledge and understanding to help an employee following a cancer diagnosis.

Online modules

Designed for those who can’t attend a workshop, our e-modules allow you to:

  • Pick and choose the sections you want to use
  • Access the information whenever you need it

The ‘on demand’ training and guidance also includes access to practical tools and videos.


Line Manager support

You have access to a wealth of information and line manager support through our partnership with LifeWorks as well as 1-to-1 guidance through our in-house health professionals.

LifeWorks is available via the web, freephone and mobile app.

Maggie’s cancer charity

Through our partnership with Maggie’s cancer charity, we can provide information and advice for HR professionals and line managers on cancer support.

Contact our rehab helpline on 01306 646001 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) or email pathway@unum.co.uk for further details on the support available through the Unum and Maggie’s partnership.

Return to work support

(when the time is right)

Our team of specialists can help you support your employee through their cancer experience. And, when the time is right, they can work with you and your employee to develop a personalised return to work plan.

Cancer Hub

(employer toolkit)

Our cancer hub and employer toolkit includes:

  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Downloads on addressing concerns before, during and after a return to work
  • Guidance on putting together a graduated return to work plan
Access to the Lifeworks service is facilitated by Unum at no cost to the Unum customer. Unum is not the provider of the service, but can withdraw or change the service at any time. The service is entirely separate from any insurance policy provided by Unum and is subject to the terms and conditions of the relevant third party specialists. There is no additional cost or increase in premium as a result of Unum making this benefit available.