Despite the 24-hour nonstop work ethic of this digital age, employees aren’t machines. They have families, children, unexpected life events and sometimes they get sick. Unfortunately, too many in our workforce are unable to take a day or two away from work — without being financially burdened by a loss in wages or worse — to get well.
It’s an obstacle to real health care, the kind of care that rewards immediate, preventative actions that can deter the spread of illnesses; the kind that ensures a healthier and more productive workforce for the long-term. The kind that is humane.