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What can employees do during Furlough Leave?

What can employees do while on furlough?

Can employees work for another employer when on furlough?

Yes, provided that it is allowed by the employment contract or the employee agrees to waive the relevant clause. The employee needs to be able to return to work if the original employer recalls them.

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.

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