Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
Do you know how long the employees will have worked for the business and what sort of contracts do they have?
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Many thanks for your patience. Firstly, there are still very limited details on the Government scheme so it is impossible to tell you exactly how it will apply. We don’t know the immediate effects, let alone what may happen after 2-3 months.
However, the usual position is that if someone is laid off, they remain being employed by you for that period. If you subsequently find out that things have not improved and you cannot take them back on then you will need to make them redundant and they would still be due their normal entitlements in that situation, such as notice pay, redundancy pay, etc.
Does this answer your query?
That is correct, self isolation would not be covered, that is quite clear from what has been released so far. Does this clarify things a bit more for you?