Recall an employee that has been furloughed. This recall an employee from furlough letter should be sent when an employee is to resume work after having been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
When should I use a recall an employee from furlough letter?
Use this recall an employee from furlough letter:
when you have previously furloughed an employee
when this furloughed employee is to resume work
What’s included in a recall an employee from furlough letter?
This recall an employee from furlough letter covers:
the date on which the employee was initially furloughed
when the employee is expected to resume work
how much the employee will be paid
where the employee will be working from
What’s a recall an employee from furlough letter?
A recall an employee from furlough letter is a letter which recalls a furloughed employee. It sets out when the furlough period will come to an end and the employee is expected to resume working.
Do I need a recall an employee from furlough letter?
If your business has been affected by Covid-19 (Coronavirus), then you may have furloughed employees under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Where furloughed employees are to return to work (eg because of an upturn in business) a recall an employee from furlough letter should be used to inform them of this.
How much notice do I need to give an employee to recall them from furlough?
No definitive guidance is available regarding how much notice an employee should give their employee when recalling them from furlough. However, employers should give their employees reasonable notice to return to work to allow employees to make any necessary arrangements (eg child care arrangements). An estimate of the notice period employers should give their furloughed employees should be included in their Furlough letter to employees.
Is there a minimum period employees have to be furloughed for?
To be able to make a claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for a furloughed employee’s wages, the employee must have been furloughed for at least 3 weeks.
Should a returning employee work from home or return to the business premises?
This will depend on your business and the employee’s role, in addition to Government guidance. The lockdown restrictions will likely be lifted incrementally, and all staff who can work from home will be expected to carry on doing so. Where an employee can work from home, it may be prudent to ask them to work from home.
Where an employee cannot work from home and will be returning to the business premises, employers should consider a detailed risk management approach to ensure the health and safety of their employees. Employers should base their approach on employees returning to the workplace on the Government and public health guidance.
Ask a lawyer for:
advice if you're unsure of the process
advice if your employee refuses to return to work
advice if the document doesn't meet your needs or cover what you want
This Recall an employee from furlough letter is governed by the laws of England and Wales.