Employees worried about taking sick days amid workplace mistrust

According to MetLife UK research

Hemma Visavadia
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Employees worried about taking sick days amid workplace mistrust

One fifth of UK workers (21%) have expressed concerns about taking sick days, worried their workplace would not believe they were poorly if they took a day off, according to findings from MetLife UK.

The research conducted in February among 1,428 UK part-time and full-time workers, found that 20% of respondents were worried about the amount of work they would have to come back to if they took time off. MetLife found that women were also more likely to be worried about colleagues during their absence, with more than two in five (41%) women feeling guilty for letting their pick up their workload due to an unforeseen absence. However, one in six (17%) workers said they would be supported by...

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