Want to stop people from working when they’re ill?
- Pay them.
- Warn them if you find they are working. The culture should expect everyone to recover before working.
- Encourage everyone to have an illness plan – where can anyone find what work needs to be covered, and who’s best placed to cover it.
See also: working when children or parents are ill.
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The key point [IMPO] is “despite being unfit to do so due to sickness.”. A person can be sick, but not be a danger to others (contagen) and be fully fit to work. In fact, there are times when being at work while sick canbe the best thing -even doctor recommented. This was often the case over the 4 year period where I was battling Cancer…
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Agreed. But the culture has to allow whatever is best for the individual, which is often not the case.