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.
How long have you worked for this employer?
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Many thanks for your patience. You are correct that the 80% scheme only applies to furloughed employees, meaning employees which are forced to stay off work due to there being no work for them as a result of the current situation. It does not allow the employer to claim and still ask you to work – these would be payments which they remain responsible for.
If the employer is refusing to pay you as they should you can consider making a claim for unlawful deduction of wages in the Employment Tribunal if needed.
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