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Athletes worried about Zika can skip Olympics, but what about tech workers?

Paul McNamara | July 14, 2016
Has Zika impacted participation in the Olympics?

However, the decision-making is not always simple or clear-cut, Pryor says.

"Employers are wise to be flexible with travel requirements to Zika-infested areas when they can and when doing so is reasonable. However, there are some jobs where the purpose of the job and/or the essential functions of the job require travel to these areas.  If it is not reasonable or possible to delay travel to the area, an employer generally can require employees to travel."

And then there are the unwritten, unspoken and maybe even unintended pressures on employees to step up and do their jobs - even among the mosquitos in Brazil - because there are important business considerations at stake and/or higher-ups to impress.

Jordan Spieth and his fellow golf stars can just say no, thanks, and stay home.
Others face more complicated decisions.

Source: NetworkWorld

 

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