The UK workforce is quite diverse and it would be fair to make requests to support athletes from your own country.
Many other countries can expect substantial support from UK employees.
Anything that can be done for UK team supporters can also be done for those who support other countries, so all the advice on good practice in this section could just as easily apply to them too.
Talk to your union if there is one where you work. It might be that other national team supporters share your concerns and the issue could be approached together.
Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.
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