Reply to post: Re: What is this furloughing?

Dixons Carphone top brass take 20% pay cut as swathes of Brit workforce furloughed

Charlie Clark Silver badge

Re: What is this furloughing?

So, if I watch the news and it contains terms I don't understand the meaning will somehow seep into my brain? I'm not that steeped in UK employment law but my understanding is that it is a US-only term and covers all forms of leave:

a period of time that a worker or a soldier is allowed to be absent, especially to return temporarily to their own town or country.

In the UK the term is "unpaid" or more likely "enforced" leave (of absence) and "furloughing" has no legal status.

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