H1N1 won’t stop workers: Survey

Many Quebec employers unprepared for pandemic
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/02/2009

Many employees in Quebec would still show up for work even if they had the H1N1 flu virus, according to a survey.

The Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA), Quebec’s HR association, surveyed 1,000 Quebec workers and found 24 per cent would still go to work if they or a household member had the H1N1 flu virus.

This attitude is even more prevalent among men, with 33 per cent reporting they would go to work if they or a relative caught the virus, compared to 15 per cent of women. However, 44 per cent of respondents would be afraid to go to work if a co-worker or someone in his household had the virus.