How much mobility can be built into a contract?

The place of work has to be notified in the written particulars but it is possible also to include a mobility clause entitling the employer to move the employee to a different workplace. Whenever the employer exercises the power to relocate an employee, it must act reasonably in the manner in which it seeks to exercise the mobility clause, or it will be in breach of the implied duty of mutual trust and confidence. Employees whose contract stipulates that they may be required to work abroad can later refuse to go if they find they have to travel to an area where their life would be at risk. Employees sent to work abroad for more than one month must be provided with additional information in their written particulars before they leave.