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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.
How long has he worked for this employer and is he a full time employee?
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Many thanks for your patience. As it is the employer who has forced him to stay off work, they must continue paying him as normal for the duration of his absence. Had there been a lay off clause in his contract, then they could have laid him off, which means sending him home on no pay (or at least some minimum pay known as guarantee pay). However, in the absence of a lay off clause and it being their decision to keep him away from work, he would be due his normal pay for the period of absence.
He should initially raise a formal grievance and if needed he can eventually make a claim for unlawful deduction of wages on the Employment Tribunal for what he is owed.
Does this answer your query?
it would be full pay as the employer is forcing him to stay off work, had he been self isolating voluntarily then that is sick leave and sick pay only. Does this clarify?
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