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Ok so it may be the case that you official job is not available due to the pandemic. All employers have a responsibility to look at alternative employment rather than redundancy which it seems like what they are doing. However, there is an argument that they are not complying with your employment contract and you should remain on furlough. With this being the case you will have to raise the issue with you employer.
What you need to do is initiate the workplace grievance process. You will want to present all your evidence and points you wish to make at the grievance interview. If you get a response from them that they don't agree with you they will have to tell you why. You then will have to appeal this outcome and can then explain why you don't agree with their findings. If you then still do not obtain the resolution you want, but feel it is wrong. At that point you will have to raise early conciliation with Acas. You can do so here; https://ec.acas.org.uk. The conciliators at Acas will contact your employer and indicate to them that you have started the conciliation process. Acas will mediate the issue and see if they can help resolve the matter. If they cannot resolve the matter then they will close conciliation and issue you with a EC Certificate. This is the first step in the legal process and once the EC Certificate has been issued you can make an application to the employment tribunal if you wish to do so. Please be advised that there is a very strict time to make an application to the Employment Tribunal which is 3 month minus one day from the date the issue arose. Do also note that this time limit gets put on "pause" while you are going through the Early Conciliation process.
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You are welcome. I wish you all the best with this. I would be obliged if you could use the 5 stars at the top of the page to rate my advice. Many thanks and stay safe. R.
No problem I'm not sure what is wrong there but you should be able to click them. Hmm.
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