I am glad that the author pointed out that people who take a sick day here and there are not the people who are affected by bullying. The author explains lost work time due to harassment and bullying as a different issue.
By Kimberly Weisul | April 5, 2011
Is work making you or your colleague sick? A group of Swedish researchers have shown that someone facing extreme workplace stress, having trouble in their relationship with their boss, or having trouble getting along with co-workers is more likely to take sick leave.
The researchers analyzed 546 instances of sick leaves taken by 432 Swedish workers at six different workplaces. In the first day or two of sick leave, the researchers telephoned the people who had called in sick and asked them about several different aspects of their work situation.