Almost one in five employees surveyed had a long-term absence from work in the previous 12 months, research from Legal & General has revealed.
Some 17% of employees surveyed as part of the insurer's Workplace Wellbeing research said they have been off work for four weeks or more (a long-term absence) due to illness, accident or injury in the previous 12 months. One in three respondents (36%) knew at least one friend, family member or colleague who had been off work for four weeks or more in the previous 12 months. Legal & General's research surveyed 2000 full-time employees and 200 managing directors or HR managers from a range of...
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