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.
What do you mean by your 'options as a HGV driver are'? Do you mean whether you can work whilst your are on furlough?
OK thank you. How long have you worked for your employer and when were you placed on furlough?
Thank you. Leave it with me for now, although please note it is extremely busy at present due to the ongoing situation so there may be a delay in replying, but I will get back to you at some point today. Please do not reply in the meantime. Many thanks
Many thanks for your patience. The official furlough rules state the following:
If your contract allows, you may undertake other employment while your current employer has placed you on furlough, and this will not affect the grant that they can claim under the scheme. You will need to be able to return to work for the employer that has placed you on furlough if they decide to stop furloughing you, and you must be able to undertake any training they require while on furlough. If you take on new employment, you should ensure you complete the starter checklist form with your new employer correctly.
So you are legally able to take on other work whilst furloughed, without your payments being affected. However, you need to check that there are no restrictions in your contract about it which would prevent that, or at least get your employer’s consent to ignore these if needed.
Does this answer your query?
All the best