Quarter of UK workers have to be 'hospitalised' before calling in sick

Quarter of UK workers have to be 'hospitalised' before calling in sick

UK employers are failing to reduce levels of presenteeism, as almost one quarter (23%) of UK workers – equating to around seven million people – would only take time off work if they were hospitalised.

The research from Canada Life Group Insurance found that UK employees are reluctant to take time off work despite being ill, with nine in ten (89%) saying they still go to work despite feeling sick this year – just one per cent less than the 90% recorded in 2016.

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