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Men are stricter than women when it comes to sick leave

More men than women find it unacceptable to stay home when work is stressful or they’ve just had a breakup, a new study shows. Other studies suggest the opposite.

Your sick leave infects your colleagues, too

Norway requires a general practitioner to certify an employee’s sick leave if he or she will be absent from work for more than three days.

Women and men do not have different attitudes to sickness absence

The myth has been dispelled: New research shows that there are no gender differences in attitudes and norms regarding sickness absence.

Little malingering among Norwegian employees

Norwegians rarely take extra days off work on the false pretence of being sick. The risk of pay-back time when salary raises are granted could be an explanation.

Workmates affect your sick leaves

Swedes have found that colleagues’ leaves of absence due to illnesses can impact the number of days you are off sick. But an experiment in Norway shows that absenteeism can be reduced when confidence in employees is coupled with controls.

Hairdressers troubled by respiratory problems

Asthma, congestion, dry coughs and wheezing. These are just some of the symptoms which plague hair salon workers.

Measures to limit work absence no help

Sick leave rates do not drop when employers take measures to help older employees or employees with health problems.