Factsheet no. 5: Stand down factsheet

You can be stood down from your job if you cannot do useful work because of a situation that your employer is not responsible for, such as COVID-19. 

Being stood down means that you still have a job. This means when there is work to do, you can return to work.

This factsheet answers questions including:

  • What should I do if I have been stood down?
  • What if I disagree with my employer about being stood down?
  • What are my rights?