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Rotating Furlough & Sick Leave

Can you rotate furlough leave, what about employees on sick leave?

Is it possible to rotate furlough leave so employees are furloughed at different times?

Yes. Employees can be furloughed multiple times, which means that they can be furloughed, brought back to work, then re-furloughed.

Can an employee be furloughed if they are on sick leave?

No, employees on sick leave or self-isolating are eligible for Statutory Sick Pay (and, if applicable, contractual sick pay). When they are on sick leave or are self-isolating, employees should not be treated as furloughed under the scheme but they may then be furloughed afterwards. 

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