Sick workers cost businesses £3.25billion a year - due to lack of support and facilities

A lack of support and facilities is forcing millions of workers to call in sick during their period - costing businesses £3.25 billion a year. A poll, of 2,962 adults who menstruate, found of those who work, 18 per cent of full timers and 17 per cent of part timers miss work with most or every period. This equates to a collective three million days missed in total, to the costly tune of £3,249,404,927. A staggering 70 per cent feel limited in the amount or type of work they can carry out during their time of the month. And of those who feel they have no choice but to take time off, 67 per cent cite pain as the reason, while 61 per cent blame their heavy flow.