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. The furlough is not a given, despite the Government offering it to employers. It is optional and it is there for employers to use as and when they see fit, to help them with avoiding the need to lay off employees or make them redundant. However, it is down to them to decide if and when to use this scheme so you cannot force them to.
Saying that, you still have the right to be paid for your notice period as normal and the employer can expect you to continue working if necessary to ensure you get paid. As long as you are ready and willing to work, you have the right to get notice pay, even if they do not want you working any further or try to end your employment earlier than the end of the notice period.
Does this answer your query?
If you have decided to stay at home and your role can easily be done from there, you should still be paid as normal. Same goes if they have decided to send you home
All the best