Employee danger zone: an overview of employer’s considerations when disaster strikes

By Brett Feltham, Joel Davis and Ute Krudewagen

The shocking news of recent airline disasters brings into sharp focus for employers the sometimes unforeseeable risks facing employees who frequently travel for work.

In today’s world, the ability to dispatch the right employee from wherever they are to where an employer needs them to be has never been more common.

Whether that employee is working on the ground or simply flying over a dangerous area (as a result of either armed conflict or natural disaster), the employee is still performing functions and duties away from their normal workplace. Different legal risks can arise in these circumstances, and it is important for an employer to properly assess the resulting risk exposure…

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