Brits afraid of their boss and office backlash.
Tags: Sick Leave
Could there be another reason for today’s absenteeism?
Employees are resorting to using annual and sick leave to look after elderly relatives, according to a survey that reveals the growing impact of caring responsibilities on the workforce.
Staff who fall ill should be able to stay off work for up to two weeks before they need a sick note in order to relieve the strain on overstretched GPs, leading doctors believe.
Some UK firms, it seems, remain resistant to taking wellbeing seriously. Despite growing employee calls for action, certain organisations remain limited in their belief that health is good for business. Such mindsets not only deprioritise wellbeing but are also enabling worrying behaviours and cultures to emerge that actively
discourage people’s ability to look after themselves.
The Tory MP is being accused of threatening to sack a member of staff who asked to take four weeks off work sick on the advice of her doctor.
A survey by National Accident Helpline has revealed some worrying statistics about the UK’s working population and their tendency to work when unwell. 89 percent of British workers in a new survey admitted to dragging themselves out of their sickbeds to go to work, with over half (53 percent) having taken no sick days in the last six months.
Fit for Work, a new service designed to help those suffering from long-term sickness to return to work, has been launched today.
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The Court of Appeal has ruled that an NHS Leeds’ employee is still entitled to paid annual holidays, despite being off sick for the whole of that year. The court ruled that NHS Leeds’ clerical worker Janet Larner is entitled to her paid leave for the year 2009/10, even though she was off sick for…