The Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive Healthcare poll of 2,733 adults also found that less than a quarter (23%) agree that their employer does not offer enough sick time for its employees, and that 78% say that employers who don’t offer their employees paid sick leave pay for it in other ways.
Full-time employees are three times as likely as
part-time employees to get paid leave from their employers,
(77% versus 24%).
Other survey results include:
- 31% of workers strongly agree that taking sick days off from work will jeopardize their job, compared to 46% that strongly disagree with that statement;
- 58% of employees who lack paid sick time say they cannot afford to take time off work when they are sick;
- 28% of those who have paid sick time also say that they cannot afford to take time off;
- 33% say they usually choose not to take sick days because doing so would affect their performance review.
For the full results of the poll go here .