Ailsa Murdoch and Lois Perkins of Lewis Silkin begin a series of
articles on employers' obligations in relation to employees who volunteer for
the London 2012 Olympics with an overview. Employees who wish to be 2012
Olympics volunteers will need to make a commitment that is likely to impact on
their employer. Employers need to decide how they will deal with requests for
time off by Olympics volunteers.
The countdown for the London 2012 Olympics is on. Following its
winning bid, the UK will host the Olympic Games from
27 July to 12 August 2012 and the Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September
2012. Events will take place in the Olympic Park, across London and at out of London
venues such as Windsor, Coventry, Manchester,
Glasgow and Cardiff.