What can employees do during Furlough Leave?

What can employees do while on furlough?


Can employees start a new job when on furlough?

Yes, provided that it is allowed by the employment contract or the employee agrees to waive the relevant clause. In these circumstances, an employee may end up earning 80% of the old salary and 100% of a new one. Employees cannot start work for another organisation linked to an employer whilst on furlough from the same employer

Can employees undertake training while furloughed?

Yes. A furloughed employee can do training provided that this does not involve providing services to, or generating revenue for, the employer.

Can employees undertake volunteering whilst on furlough leave?

Yes, although employees cannot volunteer for their usual employer. Details of the coronavirus volunteer scheme can be found here .

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