Money worries stop employees taking sick leave


A quarter of respondents are working whilst ill due to financial concerns, according to a survey by National Accident Helpline. The research also found that 13% have been threatened with disciplinary measures as a result of taking sick leave.

The investigation was conducted on 1,000 UK residents and revealed that 19% of respondents cited pressure by their boss as the reason they do not take time off when ill, whereas 13% stated it was due to pressure from their colleagues.

Angela Jones, Protection, Health and Wellbeing Senior Consultant at Johnson Fleming explains how organisations might be able to help their employees:

“We can source benefits that support both businesses and their employees with stress absence related issues.

“Benefits that organisations may wish to consider include Employee Assistance Programmes,Sick Pay Insurance and Cash Plans which provides access to GP support. These are benefits that are becoming increasingly popular with employers as they address absences and stress in the workplace.”

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