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Fear of redundancy affects workers' health

Published on 22/09/2009
More than half of Brits are risking their health by working through illness, new research has found.

A survey carried out by Simplyhealth revealed that 43 per cent of people living in the UK haven't taken any days off in the past year, 20 per cent more than in 2008.

These figures suggest that workers are increasingly wary of taking time off in the current economic climate.

Mike Emmott, adviser of public policy at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), said: "There is a perceptible tendency for people to want to demonstrate that they are committed and not slacking.

"There's a feeling that you don't want to be near the top of the list if there is a prospect of redundancy and you want to have a clear record. Absence, even if it's genuine sickness, can be a factor that employers might consider."

According to the Office for National Statistics, the UK employment rate fell to 72.5 per cent in the three months leading up to July 2009.
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