Most flu-ridden workers stay home — But some still feel pressured to work
from HR DIVE
While more workers are paying attention to flu prevention, many still feel pressed to come to work sick. A 2018 Walgreens survey revealed that 40% of workers admit coming to work with the flu. Employers can't afford to dismiss the serious consequences associated with such actions. The 2018-2019 flu season was one of the longest on record — and this year's season has started early, meaning it could reach similar heights, according to the CDC. Productivity may suffer, but employers should encourage those with the flu to stay home rather than spread the virus to co-workers.
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