Presenteeism is lack of productivity at work due to sickness. This may be a minor illness like a cold or a chronic illness such as arthritis. Being sick and at work is bad for you, your co-workers, and for the company. If you're contagious, you could end up passing along your sickness to others, thus costing the company more in medical expenses. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to know if you're too sick to work, how to manage illness at work, and much more.
Fibromyalgia: Work and Disability
WebMD looks at the ways employers can accommodate workers with fibromyalgia - and how to apply for disability benefits if symptoms make it too difficult to work.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and the Workplace
Learn ways to cope with irritable bowel syndrome while on the job.
3 Ways to Manage Your Allergies at Work
Are you rubbing your eyes and sneezing up a storm all day long at your job? Fight back with three tips to get your hay fever under control.
Fact About Colds and Flu at Work
Colds and flu can spread at work. Find out how to protect yourself around the office.
10 Tips for Getting Through Your Day With a Cough or Cold
Survival strategies if you can't stay in bed and rest while you're sick with a cold.
Prevent Flu: Steer Clear of Sick People
WebMD shows you how to prevent the flu, including swine flu, by washing your hands, avoiding those who are sick, and more.
Prevent Flu: Go to Work or Stay in Bed?
To stop spread of the flu, stay home when you're contagious. How do you know if you could spread the flu virus?
Tips to Help You Manage Your Diabetes at Work
WebMD offers tips to help you better manage your diabetes at work, including how to schedule your day around your insulin shots and how to explain your needs to your boss and co-workers.