Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Furlough and redundancy

Government guidance makes it clear that employees can be furloughed if they are unable to work due to childcare commitments.

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From the legal frontline of coronavirus: the diary of a Working Families adviser

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We’re hearing heartbreaking stories every day - like Sian, a mother who is unable to juggle working from home with caring for her two young children. She rang us in tears because she was told that taking unpaid leave was her only option.

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Weathering the Storm

The COVID-19 pandemic and working parents

New report exploring the issues still facing the working parents getting in touch with us about COVID-19, and simple ways the government and UK employers could go further to support them to stay in work and help ensure they don’t lose out financially.

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