Letter—from employer placing employee on furlough (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) [Archived]
Letter—from employer placing employee on furlough (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) [Archived]

The following Employment precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Letter—from employer placing employee on furlough (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) [Archived]

UPDATE: This Precedent relates to the original version of the CJRS. It has been archived and is no longer maintained. For information on the extended CJRS that applies from 1 November 2020, see Practice Note: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (extended version from 1 November 2020). For a Precedent suitable for use in relation to the extended CJRS, see Precedent: Letter—from employer to employee regarding flexible furlough arrangements (extended CJRS from 1 November 2020).

[To be typed on headed notepaper of employer]

[Date]

Dear [insert name of employee],

Re: [insert name of employer] (the Company)

I refer to our discussions on [date], when I explained that[ there has been a sudden and significant downturn in our business due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak OR the Company is unable to operate normally due to the restrictions which the government has implemented in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak].[ Set out details of the effect this is having on the organisation, eg whether they are operating at all, or on a much-reduced basis etc.] Unfortunately, this means that the Company needs to find ways of saving costs as a matter of urgency.

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      As I explained during our discussions, due to [insert details, eg the fact that we are closing our factory at [location] for the next month], the Company is therefore asking [all ]its employees [in

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