Staff may forget this, but business owners are only human, and they too will sometimes have personal issues to deal with, while also trying to keep a company afloat.
If the weather outside is frightful and your fire is so delightful, we don't blame you for wanting to stay in bed. However, just in case you do plan on having an impromptu sick day, you'll want to steer clear of these 20 terrible excuses British workers have used.
Employers facing lengthy staff sickness absences can now refer employees to the government's Fit for Work health service.
More than a quarter of the UK's workforce – 8m people – are suffering from a long-term health problem.
Emma Hamnett, senior associate at Clarke Willmott LLP, discusses how employers can approach the difficult subject of employee absenteeism due to adverse weather
The UK and Germany have the worst sickness absence rates in Europe, lagging behind countries such as Poland, France and Romania. But fear not! There is a way to get productivity back on track!
New figures show an overall fall in the number of sick days taken but absences are still a big burden on the economy.