According to the 2018 survey conducted by the Office of National Statistics, employees took an estimated 141.4 million sick days, which works out on average 4.4 days per worker. But we all know plenty of workers who do not take any sick days meaning other workers are taking a lot more than 4.4 days...


When an employee takes an unexpected day off, it causes a headache for his or her employer. Not only do they have to find a replacement or fall behind in workloads, they probably still have to pay the employee. If an employee is doing this regularly, it can create all sorts of problems within the workplace including; financial issues, team morale, workplace conflicts the list goes on. 

Most employees have genuine reasons for taking a leave of absence, but some have other ideas. Its the latter that we are concerned about and employers should be to. Employers generally have to take an employees word for why they are not coming into work for the rest of the week, but with the help from Sentry Investigations, we can evidence the real reasons for absence. 

Its like most things that don't add up, if your gut is telling you your employee person is lying... Then he or she probably is. These cases are usually pretty straight forward as we only have to put a period of surveillance onto an employee to prove whether he or she is genuine, or if they are pulling the wool over your eyes.

If you are looking for a private investigator to evidence an employees real reasons for their absences, contact us to find out more.

Visit the Office of National Statistics (ONS) for the latest details regarding employee absenteeism.


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