Lavinia Randall considers whether an employer can require their staff to travel to an area affected by the Zika virus

Lavinia Randall considers whether an employer can require their staff to travel to an area affected by the Zika virus

The Olympic Games are underway in Rio but some athletes, including golfer Rory McIlroy, have stayed away due to the risks posed by the Zika virus. While athletes are generally free to choose whether to travel to particular competitions, if you are an employee can you be required to go on a work trip that puts you at risk?

A preliminary point to consider is the length of time for which your employer is asking you to work overseas. A contract of employment is required to state the employee's usual place of work, and, depending on the nature...

Jean Yves

IICJ

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