Expenses | Employee 'pulls sickie' due to costly work training

Employee 'pulls sickie' due to costly work training

In any role, a certain amount of travel may be required. Whether that’s to external client meetings or industry exhibitions and shows, employees often have to travel locally or internationally to support their organisation.  

With travel usually a requirement, employers should be repaying their staff in expenses to cover the costs of train tickets, petrol, accommodation and food, but should employers be footing the bill beforehand rather than leaving their employees to pay for it themselves and claim expenses back at a later date?

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Comments (1)

  • Boris
    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 1:28pm BST
    I don't know about this highlighting the issue of workers not feeling comfortable discussing monetary concerns with their managers. Many wouldn't want their employer to be aware of this, they might be afraid that they'd be seen as weak or incompetent. This comes down to the simple fact that if an employer wants an employee to travel or stay over somewhere they should be paying, regardless of the fact they are not "obliged" to. If my work wanted me to travel excessively or pay for overnight accommodation and didn't pay my expenses i wouldn't work for them for long.