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.
Fact About Colds and Flu at Work
Colds and flu can spread at work. Find out how to protect yourself around the office.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and the Workplace
Learn ways to cope with irritable bowel syndrome while on the job.
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.
Managing Bipolar Disorder at Work
If you have bipolar disorder, you can learn to manage it on the job and keep up your work performance with these helpful tips.
How to Handle a Chronic Illness at Work
Whether it's epilepsy or peanut allergies here are some tips on who to tell, what your employer needs to know, and what people should do in case of an emergency.
Anxiety at Work: A Career-Busting Condition
Anxiety disorders have the potential to negatively affect job-performance and could ruin your career.
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?
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.