By putting employees on furlough leave, you’ll have made temporary contractual changes to their employment status. It’s important that their return from furlough is captured in writing so that the furlough changes can be contractually unwound.
A letter/email should include:
- The date the employee needs to return to work
- What they should do when they return (including who they should report to etc.)
- Any measures that remain in place to keep them, your colleagues, and customers safe
- Any possibility of a return to furloughed status
- What the employee should do if they worked for another employer during furlough
Any unfurlough letter should also be kept as evidence in the event that you’re audited by HMRC. We’ve drafted a template letter for you to ensure you’re capturing all the necessary information – click here if you’d like a copy (£120+VAT).
This update is accurate on the date it was created (23 April 2020), but may be subject to change which may or may not be notified to you. This update is not to be taken as advice and you should seek advice if anything contained within affects you or your business.