Presenteeism results in productivity loss, workplace epidemics, or poor health and exhaustion, which can lead to higher absenteeism for longer periods or accidents. Whether it is a physical or mental ailment, employees should be staying home when they are unable to be present at work. Being physically at work is different than being present at work. It is one thing to show up at work; it’s another thing to be actually productive while at work.
absent from work because of illness
Dr. Scott Wooder, president of the Ontario Medical Association, says employers that require doctor's notes could be unwittingly increasing the spread of germs by unnecessarily sending sick people to doctors' offices.