Employers’ legal responsibilities to employees who travel or work abroadPosted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 16 May 2017 Issues covered:
“We have an employee who travels abroad (including to remote regions) regularly as part of their work. What is our responsibility to the employee while they are working abroad and in the event of an incident?”
There is no specific legislation to which an employer can turn to understand its precise obligations and duties to employees while working and travelling abroad. Employers are guided by the common law duty of care of employees, together with the general principles under the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act.
Duty of care
Employers have a responsibility pursuant to common law to protect their employees. This is the broad principle of “duty of care”. In the event that
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This article is correct at 16/05/2017
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