Study: Most employers don’t think stress is a valid reason to be off work

by John Brodgian | November 9, 2015 9:22 pm

Work can be the cause of stress it many cases, but taking off from work because you are stressed? According to a recent study[1], not many employers agree…

Study: Most employers don’t think stress is a valid reason to be off work [2]

Even though one in four people suffer from mental illness, many employers still don’t think it’s a valid reason to stay off work.

A survey by AXA PPP showed that two-thirds of employers don’t see stress, anxiety or depression as serious enough for workers to take the day off.

And only 17 per cent of employees think mental illness is a legitimate excuse for a sick day, according to another study by Benenden.

Only 39% would be honest if they were calling out sick for “mental health reasons.” Do you think stress is a valid reason to miss work?

Endnotes:
  1. According to a recent study: http://metro.co.uk/2015/11/09/most-employers-still-dont-think-stress-is-a-valid-reason-to-be-off-work-5488387/#ixzz3qz8HORRS
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