Almost one in six British workers (16%) have had to take time off work, or work irregular hours, to care for an elderly relative, new research has revealed.
More than a third of those workers (34%) claim they have had to take sick leave to fulfil caring responsibilities, according to the study of 1,197 workers by Willis PMI Group, part of Willis Towers Watson. The research also revealed that 39% have taken time off as annual leave at some point due to the need to care for a relative, while 32% have taken compassionate leave. Only 21% were granted flexible working by their employers, the research found. There also appears to be demand among employees...
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