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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.
What is the contractual notice period you are entitled to? 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
No worries, thanks. What is the contractual notice period you are entitled to?
Many thanks for your patience. As a basic background, the Employment Rights Act 1996 states that any employee whose contract entitles them to receive a notice period which is at least a week longer than their statutory entitlement will only get the pay they are entitled to at the time of their notice period. If you are off ick then it is sick pay, if you are furloughed then it is the furlough pay.
There is a detailed, albeit a bit technical, article about this here:
In your case the statutory notice period you are due is 12 weeks and so is your contractual one. The latter is NOT at least a week longer than the statutory so you will be entitled to full pay in the circumstances.
Does this answer your query?
Just to clarify though you can get full pay for the notice period – is that how you understood it?
it is full pay because of the rule mentioned, it is not furlough pay. Had your contractual notice period been at least a week longer than your statutory one, that is when you would have received furlough pay only. Does this clarify?
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