Majority of employees go to work sick

Bosses concerned illness could spread in workforce and most send sick employees home
||Last Updated: 11/14/2005

Employees who come to work sick are a growing concern for employers, according to a recent survey.

Nearly half of employers who participated in a survey conducted by publishing firm CCH said that sick workers who show up for work are a problem, up 20 per cent from last year.

In a Canadian survey by staffing firm OfficeTeam, 80 per cent of respondents said they frequently show up to work while sick, of those more than half said they come into work very frequently when sick.