Furloughed by a company in profit
in Redundancy & redundancy planning
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I was furloughed a few days after my large global company announced good profits and paid shared profit bonuses to all employees including me. months later, the company is still making large profits. Should they be paying the government's money back?
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Just because one part of a business may be profitable doesn't mean another part will be. The furlough scheme (which we chose not to take part in due to my wanting to push a number of ideas into commercial practice) is therefore allowed to give the flexibility to companies in this way.
I can spell, my iPad can't.
Sad thing is I was truly paid less then the part-timer who hadn't been with the company very long. I imagine I'd have gone on Furlough and had 2 part timers conveniently replace me....
Only thing good to come of it, my ex Employer didn't get out of pension contributions when I checked recently. Not bad for at least two month's fictitious wages though I imagine it will disappear so I'm looking into my options!! Plus I now don't have to bother buying own toilet paper! Result!
Furlough was so clearly poorly policed and used wrongly in many aspects.
I hope it is published like the not paying minimum wage dodgers, but something tells me it won't be.
As a manager, workers are disposable of course, it is depending on the industry.
And to be fair the company’s just used the means available to help. There wasn’t any rules about profits at the time, so they aren’t legally doing anything wrong.