Zayn Malik quitting One Direction sends UK employers into crisis as hundreds of workers demand compassionate leave

really don’t know what to say about this

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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012 file photo, One Direction member Zayn Malik appears on NBC's "Today" show in New York. Malik said Wednesday, March 25, 2015, he is leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction "to be a normal 22-year-old." Malik's bandmates said they were sad to see him go "but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future." (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File Zayn’s fans aren’t smiling! (Picture: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Employers will not be happy with Zayn Malik quitting One Direction as the heartthrob’s legions of fans are going off sick in their droves to cope with his exit from the band, with the compassionate leave set to cost firms thousands.

Already, 220 distraught employees have sought legal advice over how to go about getting compassionate leave from work after the news which was confirmed yesterday. Unable to cope with their day to day duties at the office, they have been hoping that the law provides a way in which they can stay at home and heal from their torment.

Employment law firm Peninsula, just one of many who can advise on such issues, revealed they had received the calls.

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX (4229701h)  One Direction - Zayn Malik  'One Direction: Who We Are' autobiography book signing, Park Royal Studios, London, Britain - 29 Oct 2014 Employers won’t see the…

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