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Hello, I’m Ben. It’s my pleasure to assist you today. I may also ask for some preliminary information to help me determine the legal position.
How long has she worked there for? Please note this is not always an instant service and I may not be able to reply immediately. However, rest assured that I am dealing with your question and will get back to you today. Thanks
Many thanks for your patience, I am pleased to be able to continue assisting with your query now. First of all, I am sorry to hear about the issues she has experienced in her situation.
Furlough is there to help employers who cannot maintain their existing workforce due to the impact of Covid-19 on their business. If someone’s job is still there to be done, technically they should not be furloughed as they can maintain the workforce and whilst they can spread out any remaining work that may be available as a result of them being furloughed, it should not be a like for like replacement like in this case.
In any event, an employee can only be furloughed with their consent because a written agreement must be in place with the employee so she can always refuse to agree to this and stat that she is not consenting to being furloughed. Many employees will agree to it because it means their jobs may be at risk but if her role is not affected or at risk of potential redundancy, then this should not really be of any major concern.
Hopefully, I have answered your query in a way that is simple and easy to understand. If anything remains unclear, I will be more than happy to clarify it for you. In the meantime, thank you once again for using our services.
yes - for example what is the other employee's normal job and why are they not doing it? If their role is affected and they do not have the hours to work in it then they should be furloughed, rather than fill in for someone else whilst they are the ones being furloughed
Thanks, ***** ***** queries do you have about this please?
Only two things really – one is to raise a formal grievance about it, the other is to resign and claim constructive dismissal in the Employment Tribunal.
Thank you very much for all your help. Best wishes, C**** Be******
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Please cancel or tell me how to cancel this monthly cost of £50 C**** Be*****
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