Can Non-Medical Factors Trigger Sick Leave?

According to recent research carried out by the Irish Small Firms Association 3.9 million working days per year are lost due to illness, an average of 8 per person, with most of these due to minor ailments such as coughs, colds, sickness and diarrhoea. Yet two individuals who are equally ill do not necessarily both report sick. New research by Swedish sociologists suggest that conflicts and stress at work can trigger taking sick leave. For more information click here.


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