Tags: Sick Leave

Rachel Arkle: We have an entitlement to be well at work

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.

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.

People on sick leave more likely to report mental health conditions

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Court of Appeal rules on holiday entitlement during long-term sick leave

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…