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You can ask however , you can not force your employer to be on the furlough scheme. The decision is entirely on the employer to pick employees for the furlough, as per the business requirement.
If employer are picking only a few employees to be furloughed, then employer would need to prove the selection process is unbiased and not discriminatory, need to follow due process of selection as with any redundancy process by considering a process of calling for volunteers, pooling and selection.
If the employer fails to do so, the employer can be liable for discriminatory claims.
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