27th October 2020

Half of employees feel they cannot be honest about mental health absence

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Only half of UK adults would be honest about taking time off work for poor mental health, according to new research.

As many as 50% of workers revealed that they would not be honest about the genuine reason for their absence, with three in ten (29%) admitting to covering up absences by telling their employer they had a physical health problem and a quarter (24%) even took time off as annual leave to avoid any awkward questions.

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