Updated to reflect that the calculation of a week's pay for paid time off for furloughed employees to look for work or to make arrangements for training is based on their normal pay rather than furlough pay.
S.61 of the Employment Protection Act provides a right for employees who have been given notice of dismissal by reason of redundancy to be allowed reasonable time off during working hours to look for new employment or make training arrangements. In Dutton v Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has its first opportunity to consider this section. Several principles emerge from the EAT's decision.
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