Community Meeting

Back to Work After Breast Cancer, Part Two: Understanding Your Rights

November 10, 2016
05:30pm to 07:30pm
2016-11-10 17:30:00 2016-11-10 19:30:00 America/New_York Back to Work After Breast Cancer, Part Two: Understanding Your Rights 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102, The Rufus Jones Room
Friends Center
1501 Cherry Street
The Rufus Jones Room
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Balancing work and your breast cancer care may seem like an impossible task, but there are many resources available to help you.  You have legal rights in the workplace and should be given equal opportunities.  During this workshop, Janet Ginzberg, Esq., of Community Legal Services will explain your workplace rights and the laws and protections that exist to support working people with major illnesses, including: 

•    Rules of privacy, disclosure and discrimination 
•    The right to reasonable accommodations at work 
•    How the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and American Disabilities Act (ADA) work
•    Disability benefits 
•    Unemployment and keeping health insurance

About our speaker
Janet F. Ginzberg, Esq

Janet F. Ginzberg, Esq, is a senior staff attorney in the employment law unit of Community Legal Services, where she has worked since 1999. She advises and represents individuals in a broad variety of employment-related matters, including discrimination, wage claims, working conditions, child abuse expungements, the Family and Medical Leave Act, pension and disability benefits, criminal records and other issues.


The event is free and includes dinner. A family member, friend or caregiver is welcomed and encouraged to join you.  Free parking and SEPTA tokens will be made available for participants as needed. For questions or to register by phone, call (855) 807-6386. 

Back to Work After Breast Cancer is a free, two-part workshop series to help you re-enter the workforce after diagnosis and to navigate common workplace issues such as employment rights, communicating with your supervisor and co-workers and much more. You may attend one or both sessions. The first 40 people to attend both sessions will receive a special gift courtesy of our friends at White House Black Market. 

This program is presented in partnership with: 

Event Sponsors
Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
Pfizer Collegeville Grants and Donation Program