Legal Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act
https://www.ada.gov/
Provides information and technical assistance for individuals with questions relating the Americans with Disabilities Act – the legislation that prohibits employers from discriminating against you based on your medical condition. The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through a toll-free ADA Information Line 800-514-0301.

Appeal Insurance Decisions: US Department of Health and Human Services
https://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/about-the-law/cancellations-and-appeals/appealing-health-plan-decisions/index.html
Explains internal and external appeal rights for any decision or cancellation of benefits by your insurance carrier.

Cancer and Careers
http://www.cancerandcareers.org/en/at-work/Legal-and-Financial
Cancer and Careers provides information on legal and financial issues that affect cancer patients. Information on understanding your rights, FMLA, career advice and support.

Cancer Legal Resource Center: Disability Rights Legal Center
www.cancerlegalresources.org
A cancer diagnosis may carry with it a variety of legal issues, including insurance appeals, employment rights and leave time, access to health care and government benefits, and estate planning. The CLRC offers information on these issues, has links to critical topics, presentations and webinars, as well as a toll-free telephone assistance line: 866-THE-CLRC.

Disability Rights Legal Center
https://drlcenter.org
Offers disability rights advocacy through legal assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
https://www.eeoc.gov/
This is a federal agency that enforces laws that prevent workplace discrimination based on, among other things, disability including cancer related illnesses. Also information on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Department of Labor
https://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/
Provides information on the Family and Medical Leave Act, a law that provides up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave during any 12-month period to eligible, covered employees.

National Women’s Law Center
https://nwlc.org/
The National Women’s Law Center is dedicated to helping achieve policies that affect women throughout their lives and advocating for women who are being discriminated against.

Triage Cancer
https://triagecancer.org/
Provides educational events, animated videos, and written material on many topics including resources, education, and laws.