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Must we provide safe transport to and from a work-related function?

Question: We have teachers who are required to attend an after-school function on a Friday night until 11pm as part of their work duties. One staff member who plans to walk and use public transport to get home has expressed concern for her safety.

I have two questions:

1. Is travel to and from the venue covered by workers’ compensation in this situation?
2. Do we have a legal obligation to provide a safe mode of transport home from a work-related function?

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