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.
Can you please upload the letter in question
Thank you. So I have checked the letter and all seems above board in terms of your rights and entitlements. In terms of you getting another job during your notice period, legally you can work elsewhere whilst you are furloughed by this employer but you have to check if there are any contractual restrictions or restrictions in the furlough agreement which state this cannot happen, or that you need their consent. If such restrictions exist, you will be acting in breach of contract if you were to take up other employment. However, if no such restrictions exist, you can simply take up another job during furlough without even telling the employer but be reminded that they can cancel furlough at any time and ask you to return to work and if you have another job, you may not be able to do so.
Does this answer your query?
What they have done is allowed and relatively common. If they go under during your notice period then you are still legally entitled to everything you should have received until the end of your employment and can potentially pursue them or if they have no money left – go through the Redundancy Payment Service which will cover at least some of the money owed.
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