Question: Can You Resign During Furlough?

Can you resign on furlough?

If an employee on furlough wishes to tender their resignation, are they still bound by their notice period.

Yes, they remain bound by the contract of employment apart from those sections varied by any furloughed agreement that they have entered into with the employer.

The parties may agree to contract out of notice..

Can I give my notice during furlough?

There are no restrictions on giving a furloughed employee notice of dismissal.

Can you be furloughed during your notice period?

Coronavirus – if you’re furloughed during your notice period If the notice in your contract is at least 1 week more than your statutory notice would be, your employer can keep you on 80% pay during your notice period. You can ask if they’ll give you your normal pay – they might agree.

What happens if I hand my notice in while on furlough?

As the contractual notice period is at least one week more than the statutory minimum of 2 weeks, the employee will not be entitled to statutory minimum notice pay. This means that their notice entitlement while on furlough will be one month at their current reduced contractual entitlement.