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The workers at a small take away in London do not get any

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The workers at a small take away in London do not get any annual holiday or furlough.
JA: Was this discussed with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: He is refusing to pay for the days the shop was closed
JA: Does the workplace operate with employees, freelancers, consultants, contractors or with unionised employees?
Customer: Only three workers and owner/operator
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not I could think
I am an experienced legal advisor and I am happy to answer your question.So firstly the furlough scheme is not mandatory for employers to use.Whether you should have been treated as being on annual leave or should have been paid for the time when the shop was closed would be determined by your own individual employment contracts.You will need to read these to see what you should be entitled to if anything.It is likely that the contract states that you are only paid for the hours worked and that these hours can be reduced as per business need but until you check you will not know for sure.Kind regards
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
If Furlough is not available, can I go for state benefit. If so what benefit
Furlough is available but if your employer refuses to use it then you would not be able to receive it.You can apply for universal credit. The government has recommended use of universal credit where furlough is not available.
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