Research Updates

Research short: Attending work while sick

Dr Mary Wyatt

Flexible sick-leave policies can reduce sickness absence.

Attending Work while Sick, Implications of Flexible of Sick Leave Policies Over the winter season there is an increase in respiratory illnesses or flu-like illnesses. People are contagious, particularly in the early stage of their infection.  This study explored whether employers could improve policies to reduce the impact of viral illnesses. The study was undertaken in the United States, over three large workplaces. Over...

Members - please log in to read the complete article.

Not a member? Return to Work Matters Australia’s leading independent resource for return to work professionals. Click here to find out how to join.