Stranded Abroad: When Work Travel Plans Go Up In Smoke

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 21 April 2010 Issues covered:

Last Thursday, the Eyjafjöll volcano on Iceland's southern coast announced itself to the world. Latest reports provide that the ash cloud engulfing the European continent is receding. However, the past six days has seen air travel throughout Europe ground to a halt, leading to thousands of passengers being stranded abroad. In the aftermath of ‘Ash Thursday’ it is an opportune time to consider the impact of this unprecedented travel disruption on the employer/employee relationship.

The burning issue for employers, is whether or not they are entitled to refuse to pay an employee who is absent from work as a result of the current situation with air travel. The simple answer is that unless an

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