Women financially exposed by taking sick leave: Anorak

One in four women are financially dependent on their partner

John Brazier
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Women financially exposed by taking sick leave: Anorak

Women are far more financially vulnerable if they take sick leave from work than men, according to research published by Anorak.

Research among 1,250 employed and self-employed UK adults, commissioned by insurtech firm Anorak, found that one third (32%) of women would only be able to survive on their current savings for two weeks or less if they need to take unpaid leave. The research also found that nearly 3 million women are unaware of how much sick pay they are entitled to, which Anorak stated highlights the increasing risk of having to take time off work without protection. Men were found that have, on average,...

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