Sex skiving pushes up absenteeism

Oct 13 2005 by Brian Amble Print This Article

The stereotypical idea that the British are prudish about sex appears misplaced. If a new survey is to be believed, three-quarters of Britons have "pulled a sickie" because of over-exuberant sex the night before.

A poll of more than 1,000 people by employment law Peninsula found that 73 per cent claimed to have taken a day off to recover from an "all night romp".

Almost half also said they had had a sexual encounter in the workplace and six out of 10 of these said they felt no guilt about it.

Peter Done, managing director of Peninsula, said 'sex skiving' was a growing trend among staff, although he didn't speculate about the effect this revelation would have on absence management policies...