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Employers not equipped to help employees back to work following illness

New research from Aviva suggests that just 20% of employers feel equipped to offer their employees rehabilitation support following long-term illness. This comes at a time when the government is calling for employers to be at the centre of managing employees back to work following absence.

22% do not have the resource or expertise to manage people back into the workplace effectively. 25% worry that that they have to carry on paying sick pay.

43% think employees should be auto-enrolled onto a scheme that gives them financial protection in the event of long-term sickness absence.

17% are already considering taking out group income protection.

Steve Bridger of Aviva says: "There is a concerning lack of awareness amongst employers about the state benefits for illness or injury. More employers recognise the benefit of auto-enrolling employees onto a scheme that gives them financial protection if they are unable to work due to long-term illness and helps rehabilitation.

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