BusinessCompany NewsMore than quarter of a million ‘sickies’ predicted

More than quarter of a million ‘sickies’ predicted

300,000 workers expected to have not turned up on Monday

An estimated 300,000 workers were believed to have called in sick on Monday
5th February, on what new research has found is the worst day in the year for
office absenteeism in the UK.

According to Employment Law
Advisory Services
(ELAS), a mixture of cold weather, financial problems and
post-Christmas withdrawal symptoms have made the first Monday in February the
most traumatic for staff, costing the economy £2ym for just one day.

Unions dismissed the research as insulting – saying it was wrong to claim
that people were taking ‘sickies’.

Union leaders said workers were particularly vulnerable to illnesses at this
time of year and were better off at home if they were sick.

ELAS said many people were likely to take a ‘duvet day’ on Monday in the face
of low temperatures and general malaise.

Further reading:

Flexible working practices

Price of a round

Throwing a sickie

Related Articles

BDO replaces Deloitte as Mitie auditor

Audit BDO replaces Deloitte as Mitie auditor

4w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
CVR Global appoints partner in London office

Company News CVR Global appoints partner in London office

5m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
FTSE100 failing to provide adequate ethics information

Company News FTSE100 failing to provide adequate ethics information

5m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Brand strength leads to fee income growth for RSM

Accounting Firms Brand strength leads to fee income growth for RSM

8m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Mazars strengthens audit team with partner appointment

Accounting Firms Mazars strengthens audit team with partner appointment

8m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Moore Stephens recruits new private client partner

Accounting Firms Moore Stephens recruits new private client partner

8m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Magma Group announces merger, partner promotions

Accounting Firms Magma Group announces merger, partner promotions

8m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
BDO on ‘recruitment spree’ with multiple partner appointments

Accounting Firms BDO on ‘recruitment spree’ with multiple partner appointments

8m Emma Smith, Managing Editor