The management of sickness absence.

  title={The management of sickness absence.},
  author={Sharon Whitaker},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={420-4; quiz 424,410}
Sickness absence, or as it can be defined more precisely, absence from work that is attributed to sickness by the employee and accepted as such by the employer, remains high on the agenda for governments in the European Union (EU). Over the last decade most EU governments have implemented legislation that changes social security payments for the initial period of sickness absence. This has had the eVect of transferring the initial cost of sickness absence away from the taxpayer to the employer… CONTINUE READING
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