Presenteeism in prison officers is a serious health and safety risk

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More than half of prison officers feel pressure to go into work while unwell, with serious implications for their health and the safe running of prisons. The results of the study showed that 84 per cent of prison officers feel pressurised to work while unwell at least “sometimes,” whereas more than half “always” experience such pressure. Staff shortages, pressure from management, fear of letting colleagues down and feelings of job insecurity were the main explanations provided for presenteeism.


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