Pandemic continues to have significant effect on working patterns: Canada Life

One in three have continued to work even while sick

John Brazier
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Pandemic continues to have significant effect on working patterns: Canada Life

Employees are still working longer hours with greater stress levels, even while they are unwell, according to new research from Canada Life.

A survey of over 2,000 UK adults found that one in three (35%) staff have continued to work while they are sick during the Covid-19 pandemic, rising to nearly half (48%) among the 18-34 age group. The impact of the pandemic on those working while unwell was further illustrated as one fifth (21%) of this group said that they would have taken time off from work if the Covid lockdown restrictions hadn't applied. The most common reasons for working while being unwell included thinking the i...

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