Your duty of care
as an employer
In an increasingly globalised economy, business travel abroad is also on the rise, not only for large companies but also for small and medium-sized enterprises. These trips are no longer limited to European countries, but also take people into regions and countries that are risky in terms of security, health and natural disasters.
Many companies are unfortunately insufficiently prepared for the increased requirements with regard to the safety of their employees during business trips and postings. The legislator’s stipulation is clear: the employer has a general duty of care for the safety and health of the employee (§ 618 ff. BGB). If, for example, an employee is injured during a foreign assignment in a country considered to be high-risk, the company is liable. Sufficient information about possible risks before a business trip, including health/medical advice for overseas travel, is therefore imperative in order not to violate the duty of care as an employer.
If an assignment in a crisis region is planned, the employer has a duty of care as well as a duty to inform: companies must not only inform their employees about possible dangers in advance, but also keep them informed during the stay abroad. In this way, companies protect themselves against possible liability claims by their employees in the event of damage or personal injury.
With our travel risk management solutions, you get an overview of current and potential risks before and during the trip and can identify where employees or customers are in the event of an emergency. You can also transmit information in due time when needed. As part of our travel assistance, we also offer customised solutions in terms of health services and emergency management, such as a 24/7 emergency hotline.
Especially during the Corona pandemic, you also need reliable information on deviating entry regulations as well as restrictions at the destination before travelling, which the Destination Manager and the Corona Hotline can provide.
Our solutions ensure that you fulfil your duty of care and position yourself as an attractive employer that focuses on the well-being of its employees.