Furlough ‘flaw’: Mum in ‘catch-22’ between shielding daughter’s health or providing food
“It’s so frustrating. I really don’t know which way to turn, do I go back to work and take the chance? Or is someone going to say that if you work in a care home you need to stay home a bit longer?”
The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is due to set out further details of the scheme this week.
Today, the charity is calling for the most vulnerable workers, including those in the shielded group, or who share a household with someone in the shielded group, to have a right to be furloughed for as long as their work would require them to breach public health advice.
Dame Gillian Guy, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice, said: “The government’s extraordinary interventions have protected millions of jobs and incomes, but some of the most vulnerable have still fallen through the safety net.
“We’re already seeing worrying cases of people being caught in a catch-22 where they have been denied furlough and asked to work in direct contradiction of public health advice. We fear the situation could worsen as more workplaces reopen.
Published at Wed, 27 May 2020 23:01:00 +0000