ONE in three Yorkshire workers are so worried about losing their jobs that they won’t take time off sick, it is claimed.
A poll for company health plan provider LHF said people in the region were putting their health at risk by reporting for work when genuinely poorly.
More than half of workers in manufacturing, transport and utilities said they feared that taking just one day off would make them more of a target in the event of their employers seeking redundancies.
In comparison, fewer than 20% of workers in Scotland and the south-west worried that being off work ill would increase the chances of them losing their jobs.
Raman Sanakaran, a director of Leeds-based health plan provider LHF, said: “Today’s competitive and pressured working environment has made it difficult for anyone to speak up about an illness or take time off.