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Research short: flexible work reduces sick leave

Dr Mary Wyatt

Workers who have the option to work from home are 1.5 times less likely to take sick leave than those who must be in the office.

Not all kinds of sick leave are alike. Significant medical illnesses sometimes make time off work necessary. Under other circumstances, there may be a discretionary element to sick leave. That is, the person could actually attend work safely and productively if systems were put in place to accommodate their medical condition.   From Sweden - a great source of research in return to work issues - we have a study looking at whether w...

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