Q:

Are employees on furlough able to find another job for the duration that they are off work?

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Jan Edmunds
The Senate
04 May 2020

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  • 20 May 2020
  • Yes

    Simple

    It depends on the employment contract but from the employer’s point of view: “Your normal rules on employees getting second jobs will still apply, however you may wish to be flexible in the circumstances. It will be in your best interests to continue any restrictions on other employment which may create a conflict of interest e.g. work with a competitor or client. If you do allow your employees to take on other work during their normal working hours, you should ensure that they understand that they must be available for duty when work is available again.”

    https://www.hr-inform.co.uk/news-article/faq…

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  • 14 May 2020
  • Yes

    Simple

    From experience, my employer phrased the furlough letter, which I had to sign as if it is against the scheme and my work contract. So some people may be hesitant to look for another job.

    "You can be put on furlough by one employer and continue to work for another. If you’re put on furlough by more than one employer, you’ll receive separate payments from each employer. The 80% of your regular wage up to a £2,500 monthly cap applies to each job."

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-cou…

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    Isabelle Gulliver
    The Senate

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  • 13 May 2020
  • Yes

    Simple

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    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

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