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Furloughed employee took work delivery

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It has come to my attention  that a furloughed employee, who has now returned, back in May arranged delivery of some work items to his home address that he'd ordered prior to furlough. Done as a matter of convenience for him, the goods are now onsite.

Should I put an adjustment through the next claim to pay back a day's wages? He had 21 days furlough  either side of the incident.

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By Crouchy
20th Jul 2020 16:08

its hardly working if he just took delivery

commensense says he probably forgot to cancel the order and took the delivery to save messing anyone around

I think adjusting his pay would be harsh

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By paulhammett
20th Jul 2020 16:16

Just move on.

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By Paul Crowley
20th Jul 2020 16:31

Agree both so far

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By jonharris999
20th Jul 2020 17:07

Move on, nothing to see here.

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By Alex_T
21st Jul 2020 10:05

Definitely not! It's just a delivery... nothing to worry about.

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By tom123
21st Jul 2020 14:38

Would never occur to me to do so.

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By tom123
21st Jul 2020 16:15

Of course if you do decide he was 'working' then you should top up his salary to a full day rate (rather than say the 80%). Nothing to be 'deducted' from the employee at all.

You would then need to adjust your furlough claim downwards.

As a general concept, minor costs or aggravations caused by an employee's actions cannot routinely be rectified by deductions from the employee. The employee does not (really) participate in the success of the venture so shouldn't be some kind of underwriter for it's costs.

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