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Sickness

Employers to Spell Out Sickness Policy

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has urged employers to tell staff to take time off work to recover when they are ill, as it found that sick employees are dragging themselves into work for fear of giving a bad impression. The survey, conducted for Benylin, found that 73% of employers would prefer staff to stay at home and recover when they are sick, rather than spend an unproductive day in the office. It also found that 57% of staff would not take a day off unless they were severely ill. BCC policy director Chris Hannant said: “In the current economic environment employees may feel the need more than ever to go beyond the call of duty and work through an infectious illness. However, this is not the way to make a positive impression. Given the gap between employer and employee v... »