A 'Furloughed' Worker


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is not a recognised term in UK employment law.

seems to be picking up a pace as an option for industry, looks like the schitty end of a stick to me.


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Very much an American term. Yes, you can keep your job, but you won't get paid. Labour law is more-or-less nonexistent here.


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They are getting paid. Not sure the details are all worked out but I think employers will get 80% back via hmrc payroll. Employers can pay full wage if they want.
from todays standard.

"Premier League and EFL clubs are exploring the possibility of furloughing their entire squads - placing them on temporary leave - during the coronavirus shutdown."