Your employment rights, including your right not to be dismissed without a legally fair reason, are not affected by furlough. You may be dismissed during furlough, or after returning from furlough, if your employer has a fair reason and dismissal is a reasonable response.
It is important to note that furlough is a relatively new scheme, and not many cases concerning furlough have made it to the tribunal yet. This means it is especially important to receive specific legal advice for your circumstances, from somebody experienced in employment law.
In general, your employer has a fair reason to dismiss you if: