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Employers are using social networking sites to check on staff who are off work because of illness, a new survey has revealed.
Bosses are logging on to the likes of Facebook to check on the activity of workers, to see if they are really ill or are just claiming to be, Peninsula Ireland has found.
The poll found that 83 per cent of managers have disciplined staff for falsely claiming to be ill, with many being found out after posting activity updates on social networking sites.
So if workers are intending on pulling a few sick days to jet off to a sunny destination, they may find their company makes low cost international calls to demand an explanation.
Peninsula Ireland head Alan Price said: "Employers are now using social networking sites as a tool to combat false sickness and, as the survey shows, it is proving a rather effective tactic."
A revamp of Facebook has caused outrage among devotees of the site, who have set up groups to get the old version brought back.
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