National Sickie Day

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National Sickie Day in United Kingdom in 2023
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About National Sickie Day

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Dates of National Sickie Day
2024 United Kingdom Monday, February 5thNational Sickie Day
2023 United Kingdom Monday, February 6thNational Sickie Day
2022 United Kingdom Monday, February 7thNational Sickie Day
2021 United Kingdom Monday, February 1stNational Sickie Day
2020 United Kingdom Monday, February 3rdNational Sickie Day
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Sickie Day.

Statistically, in the UK, the first Monday in February is the day most likely for employees to call in sick – and has subsequently been coined ‘National Sickie Day.’

Over the years it has been estimated that over 375,000 British workers call in sick on the day, whether that be down to real sickness or something a little more fictional.

The concept was devised in 2011 by ELAS Group, when their absence management team noticed that there was an increased trend for absences on the first Monday of February. It quickly gathered pace and became a national phenomenon, with businesses up and down the country finding that National Sickie Day was indeed a problem within their company too.

However, ELAS has since noticed that statistically, the first Monday in February is no longer the day with the most sickies - that dubious honor fell on Monday September 16th in 2019.

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