Over half of employees feel under pressure to return to work
Half (51%) of UK workers claim their workplaces are affected by a culture of negative judgement around sickness absence, a survey shows.
The study of 1,123 workers found 54% of workers believe they are put under pressure to return to work before they have fully recovered from illness or injury.
It warned this could contribute to greater levels of presenteeism – turning up for work when unwell.
Fear of a negative impact on job prospects is the biggest reason workers feel under pressure to return, cited by 50% of respondents, followed by worries about letting colleagues down (46%) and worries over workload and deadlines (35%).
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