Culture and local law

Working overseas can be an opportunity to immerse in a completely different culture and live in a completely different way to that which would normally be experienced in the UK. In order to not experience difficulties it is important for staff to remember that they are in a culture with different laws and etiquettes to that which they are used to at home.

It is recommended that staff research the local laws and customs before leaving for their
work assignment.

The government’s foreign travel advice (weblink) provide the latest information on matters such as safety and security, local laws and customs and health by country.  Employees should read this information before travel.

ACTIONS
Employee responsible for understanding local laws and customs and should read the Government’s foreign travel advice relevant to the country they will be working