Description: While private sector employees take 6.4 days of sick leave annually on an average, public sector employees take 10.6 days of sick leave annually. A study finds that the most important determinant of sick leave use is not whether you are exposed to injury or illness in your workplace but whether you are in the public or private sector.
Source: Financial Post
Date: November 27, 2015
Questions for Discussion:
- Should there be a discrepancy in the sick leaves used by public and private sector employees?
- What are possible reasons for public sector employees taking more sick leaves?
- Why is this difference in the use of sick leaves across the two sectors a problem?