A policy about attendance requirements, scheduled and unscheduled time off, and measures for dealing with workplace absenteeism. Repeated absenteeism can lead to termination.
Depending on which state or country you work in, there is a variance in the amount of compensation you can expect to receive for sick leave. For example, in Norway there is a 100% insurance for workers earnings lost as a result of absence.
There are sex differences in absence behavior. Rates of absence for women are greater than those for men. This is both physiological as well as sociological. For example, when kids are ill it’s oftentimes the mother who stays home to take care of them. This leads to a higher absence frequency that usually doesn’t take that long.