Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today. There is no automatic right to be paid for such travel costs and the employer can choose to reimburse you fully or partly at their own discretion. The position is that if no mention was made of such rights, you will simply not be entitled to reimbursement. So legally they have not done anything wrong by not including them or by not mentioning this before you started – the assumption is that you cover these unless you are told otherwise. Whilst there may have been a moral argument that they should have highlighted this, it is only a moral issue, not a legal one.
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