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Does sick pay encourage workers to play ill?

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HC Online | 26 Aug 2016, 09:25 AM Agree 0
While paid sick leave is something we take for granted, new research has found it may actually increase absenteeism
  • Michael Minns | 26 Aug 2016, 11:38 AM Agree 0
    It is a by-product of the workplace culture and depends upon whether sick leave is seen as an entitlement or seen as a benefit. Research by Royal Australiasian College of Physicians reveals that the average number of sick days per person per annum in Australia is 9-10 and further about half are medically related. One of the difficulties in Australia is that there is no one single definition of absenteeism. See my article previously published
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