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This document creates a letter which can be issued to employees to inform them of their status as a Furloughed Worker during the 2019 Coronavirus Pandemic/COVID-19. The letter shall state if employees shall continue to be paid by the employer through the period of their Furloughed Leave and the rate of pay they shall receive.
This letter can be personalised in order to state if the employee shall have to return any of the employer's property they have in their possession before the furloughed leave begins, if the employee shall have to use any remaining holidays they have during the leave and if they shall be provided access to the workplace etc.
This document can be used to temporarily alter an employees' contract of employment with the employer also so that certain benefits can be suspended during the furloughed leave.
How to use this document
Two copies of this document should be signed by the employer, or their representative, and sent to the employee. The employee should then sign both copies of the document and return one of the copies they have signed to the employer.
This document should be kept in the file of the employee it pertains to.
Employers may wish to generally be aware of: Equality Act 2010, Employment Rights Act 1996, Part-Time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000, Fixed-Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002, Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004, Personal Pension Schemes (Consultation by Employers and Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2006 and the Pensions Act 2008.
Coronavirus Act 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020
Employers around the UK should be aware of ACAS Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees.
Employers in England should be aware of: Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19); Guidance for schools; childcare providers, colleges and local authorities; and COVID-19: Guidance for employees.
Employers in Scotland should be aware of: Guidance in related to Key Workers; Coronavirus (COVID-19): school closure guidance for key workers; Coronavirus advice for businesses in Scotland; Protecting Workers during coronavirus outbreak; Coronavirus (COVID-19): fair work statement; and Coronavirus (COVID-19): business and social distancing guidance.
Employers in Wales should be aware of: Coronavirus (COVID-19): employers and businesses guidance, Coronavirus (COVID-19): closure of businesses and premises, and The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (Wales) Regulations 2020.
Employers in Northern Ireland should be aware of: Coronavirus (COVID-19): business and employers; Coronavirus (COVID-19): essential businesses and services; and Coronavirus (COVID-19): Staying at home and self-isolation.
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