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One in Five Parents Fear Taking Time Off When Their Child is in Hospital | People Management

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09th January 2024

New research by MetLife has revealed that, besides health, one in five parents’ (18%) biggest concern was taking time off work when their child was taken into hospital.

Of those who had had a child in hospital, one in seven (15 per cent) said they did not get paid by their employer, according to the Censuswide survey of 2,503 parents with at least one child under the age of 23. 

When having to attend to having a child in hospital, the last thing employees want to be worrying about is financial stability and job security. Feeling like you must choose between your child and your job can build resentment towards your employer and lead to disengagement, so having support measures in place for workers that are also carers is an imperative for organizations.

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