I HAVE ASKED MY EMPLOYEE TO RETURN TO WORK …..

I HAVE ASKED MY EMPLOYEE TO RETURN TO WORK …..

I have asked my employee to return to work but she says her childrens’ school isn’t opening and she needs to stay at home. Where do I stand?

The government has said that if a person unable to work due to childcare responsibilities then you, as employer, can continue to furlough them using the Job Retention Scheme
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Alternatively, you can ask them to work more flexibly, such as at different times or for fewer hours.

Another option is that they can ask for indefinite unpaid leave until they are able to work again.