Research released on 3 February, dubbed by some as ‘National Sickie Day’, suggested that 8.6 million people threw sick days last year because they found their jobs ‘too painful’.

Workplace culture was cited as one of the biggest causes of absence, as well as colleagues and workloads.

With that in mind, we recommend reading this free guide from our partner, Citation, on how to handle short-term sickness absence.


It covers everything from processes and fit notes, to return to work interviews, recurring absences and pay.

You might also find these related HR & Employment Law resources helpful:

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