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close this bookViolence at Work - Second Edition (ILO, 2000, 192 p.)
close this folderChapter 2. Patterns and trends
close this folderWorkplace violence: Regional and national data
close this folderScale and severity: Europe
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View the documentSexual harassment
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View the documentIntimidation and bullying
View the documentHealth effects of violence at work
View the documentEffects on absences from work

Effects on absences from work

Health-related absences increased with violence at work. As shown in figure 5, 35 per cent of workers exposed to physical violence were absent from work over the last 12 months, as well as 34 per cent of those exposed to bullying and 31 per cent of workers exposed to sexual harassment, compared to an average of 23 per cent among workers in general.

Figure 5. Absences over the last 12 months in the European Union, 1996

Source: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 1997.