Specimen furlough letter/email

We have been asked for advice from:


  1. Employers seeking to furlough employees (link to specimen letter below)

  2. Employees that have been laid off rather than being furloughed (link to specimen email below).


These specimens are provided to assist employers and employees alike in these incredibly challenging and fast changing times. HannawayCA is not a firm of lawyers and we would strongly recommend you take independent legal advice in respect of all employment related matters including furloughing. Thus, HannawayCA CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE for any use made of these specimens.


We are indebted to John McShane (McCartan Turkington Breen, Solicitors) for his drafting of the revised contract term set out in the letter and to Jonathan Simpson (A&L Goodbody, Solicitors) who supplied text  on which the email from an employee to an employer is based.