In today's economy we spend a lot of time, as well we should, focused on people who are out of the workplace because of a layoff. We should keep in mind though that there are many other reasons why people are forced to be away from work.
A long term illness is one such reason. Going back to work after an illness can be very, very difficult not only for the individual and their families but also for companies. Issues with work hours, health insurance and reasonable accomodations all have to be resolved.
Check out this story from Us Weekly magazine's celebrity news blog: http://www.usmagazine.com/patrick-swayze-going-back-to-work/
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