Quick question if I may.
As an employer, when you put people on furlough, were they given an option to accept or not?
The reason I'm asking, is that we were basically sent home , and told we were being furloughed. By the time I got home, I'd received an email explaining it a bit more, and it also said , something like...we hope you accept this. The alternative is voluntary redundancy, and failing that , compulsory redundancy.
But this was from a , do not reply, email address. No further mention was made of accepting it or not.
There is now no one at work. Manufacturer, about 520 employees.