Suspension during investigation

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  • Date:
    11 August 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Suspending an employee suspected of misconduct can have a serious impact on their reputation, so it shouldn't be automatic in every disciplinary investigation. So when should you suspend an employee during a disciplinary investigation and how should you go about it?

  • Disciplinary rules and procedures: local authority

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Additional information on the law on disciplinary rules and procedures for local authority employers, including Green Book provisions and the involvement of councillors. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on disciplinary rules and procedures.

  • Suspend an employee pending a disciplinary investigation

    Type:
    Tasks

  • Disciplinary processes: Knee-jerk suspension of employee may be fundamental breach of contract

    Date:
    7 September 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Crawford and another v Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust [2012] IRLR 402 CA, the Court of Appeal held that an employment tribunal had not erred in finding the dismissals of two long-serving nurses unfair. Lord Justice Elias went on to make obiter comments critical of the standard practice that has developed of suspending employees while allegations are investigated.

  • Handling discipline

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Good practice guidance discussing managing disciplinary issues, including disciplinary rules and procedures, setting up disciplinary interviews, the right to be accompanied, warnings, appeals, dismissal and dealing with misconduct that is suspected but not proven.

  • Letter suspending an employee pending a disciplinary investigation

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model letter suspending an employee pending a disciplinary investigation.

  • Right to suspend contract clause

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model contract clause on the right to suspend an employee.

  • Judge criticises "knee-jerk" decisions to suspend after NHS trust unfairly dismisses nurses

    Date:
    22 February 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    A Court of Appeal judge has taken the unusual step of criticising employers that are too quick to suspend employees accused of wrongdoing, after an NHS trust suspended and reported to the police two long-serving nurses who were accused of using inappropriate methods to restrain a violent patient. 

  • Conducting disciplinary investigations

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Good practice guidance discussing how a disciplinary investigation should be conducted, including suspension from work, witness statements and the features of an investigatory interview.

  • Conducting an investigation

    Type:
    Line manager briefings

    Line manager briefing looking at conducting investigations, including practical guidance on dealing with witnesses and documents, and suspending the employee who is being investigated.

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