With sick leave at its lowest for decades, new Bupa research suggests that millions headed into work despite being unwell, feeling pain and suffering from mental illness last year.
Two thirds (64%) of UK employees have gone into work within the last 12 months despite feeling unwell, while a third (27%) ignored their doctor's advice to stay at home, research by Bupa has revealed. The percentage of those working while suffering from musculoskeletal issues, such as back and neck ache, was 34% - and 29% endured stress, depression and anxiety while in the workplace. The findings come after the latest government figures (2016) showed sick leave at its lowest since records began...
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From 13 July
Younger people most likely
Nearly nine in 10 want remote working