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County Court provides guidance on furloughed employees attending trial (Fottles v Bourne Leisure)

County Court provides guidance on furloughed employees attending trial (Fottles v Bourne Leisure)
Published on: 25 June 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
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Personal Injury analysis: The furlough scheme is in place until October 2020 and therefore guidance on whether furloughed employees can attend trial to give evidence is welcomed. There was a concern that it would be a breach of the furlough conditions for a defendant’s solicitor to contact a furloughed employee to ask them to give evidence for the defendant employer. The County Court has clarified that giving evidence is not ‘work’ for furloughed employees. Written by Hayley Riach, partner, at Keoghs. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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