Suspend an employee pending a disciplinary investigation

Key points

  • It may be necessary for an employer to suspend an employee while it carries out an investigation into alleged misconduct. However, the employer should suspend the employee only after careful consideration.
  • Suspension will not be appropriate in all circumstances where disciplinary investigations are being carried out; this will depend on factors such as the nature of the employee's suspected misconduct.
  • In most situations, the employee should be paid in full during the period of suspension.

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