Furloughed workers who are planning to take paid parental or adoption leave will be entitled to pay based on their usual earnings rather than the furloughed rate.
What this will mean;
- Pay for furloughed workers taking family related leave will be calculated based on usual earnings rather than furlough pay
- Full earnings will apply to Maternity Pay, Paternity Pay, Shared Parental Pay, Parental Bereavement Pay and Adoption Pay
- Workers who are about to take family-related leave, are not penalised by being furloughed
The statutory instrument proposed in Parliament on 24 April 2020 ensures workers whose period of family-related pay begins on or after 25 April 2020 will be assessed on their usual, full pay.
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