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?
Thank you. The 80% scheme is just there for people who have no work and the employer cannot pay them as a result, it is not for anyone who self isolates or is vulnerable and cannot go to work.
Because you have t self-isolate due to being on the vulnerable persons list, you can consider working from home if possible and should be paid as normal for that time. If your jobs is not capable of being performed at home, you have to either go off om sick pay, as per contract, or take holidays instead.
Only if the remaining workforce is furloughed and they close the workplace down would you have an argument to be treated the same and be furloughed as well, benefitting from the 80% scheme.
Does this answer your query?
They have a legal duty to ensure your health and safety so even if you say you are happy to work, they can overrule that to ensure they remain within the law
All the best