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I've been suspended from work! What do I need to know?

Sunday 12 August, 2018

Suspension from duty can happen in some employment situations. It can be with or without pay. These scenarios can include when an employee’s behaviour is under investigation for disciplinary purposes, and the employee needs to be removed to prevent further issues. It can also be used where the employee poses a risk to health and safety.

Given suspension can occur without an employee’s consent, a fair process needs to be followed. This means that the employee should be given an opportunity to comment on the concerns.

If the suspension is without pay it is of greater importance that a proper procedure has been followed. Further, there should be a contractual provision for suspension without pay in order for it to be valid.

If you have any concerns around the way you or someone you know has been suspended, our employment law advocates can show you how they can be challenged. If you call us, we can give you free advice, and could help by working for you on a no win no fee basis if you need. Call us, you’ve got nothing to lose.