The concept of ‘furlough’ and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme are among the most important and current issues in employment law and beyond. They are matters that workers, businesses and employment lawyers are urgently seeking our advice upon.

Cloisters barristers are at the forefront of advising on these topical issues and shaping the debate about them. One example of this is that Daniel Dyal’s work, Furlough and Job Retention: Key Issues for Employment Lawyers, has been cited in the House of Commons Library Briefing Paper FAQs: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Among other things, the Briefing Paper quotes the significant equality issues that Daniel has identified.

Daniel is continuing to update his paper as the Government continues to issue new guidance on the Scheme. The guidance was most recently re-issued on 9 April 2020. Daniel’s updated paper can be found at Cloisters’ dedicated Coronavirus Covid-19 Resource Page.

Cloisters barristers are available to discuss the many issues arising in the current COVID-19 crisis. Please contact us through our clerks in the usual way.