According to a recent survey conducted by Simplyhealth, with the main fear is of loosing their jobs in the current economic climate, while vacancies of any kind are scarce at this time.
The survey found that many employees are working through illness, with 43% of employees recorded not taking any days off ill in the past 12 months: 20% increase on last years figures.
A health matter affects happiness and enjoyment in our personal lives, but also productivity and motivation in our professional lives.
More than a fifth of workers surveyed stated that the fear not being believed if they call in work sick, unless the employer has witness the illness first hand – most concluded that they found it difficult to speak up about an illness.
A spokesman for Simplyhealth said “Employees should not be made to feel that they have to put their health at risk to save their job. A healthy employee is a more productive employee, and it’s important that companies do everything they can to help support employees to good health.”