In these situations, your employer can offer you an alternative job that reduces the risk, even if this is not stated in your contract. If this alternative job is reasonable, you cannot choose to be suspended instead.
Verbal or written reprimands generally precede suspensions. Employees who fail to correct their behaviors after being warned may be temporarily removed from their jobs. The length of a suspension typically dependst on the time needed to conduct an investigation. Employees are either transferred out of the department or prohibited from the work site altogether to prevent tampering of evidence, witness intimidation and future harm to co-workers, according to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
When a disciplinary issue is being looked into you might be suspended from work. This does not happen very often. If it does it should normally be with pay and you should be told why you’re being suspended.
How to Handle a Work Suspension – Ask #HR Bartender
As a human resources professional, I have suspended employees. It didn’t happen very often, but it did happen. Because it wasn’t a regular occurrence, I was extra cautious to make sure that it was handled properly. So I can understand how difficult it must be for the employee – they don’t know what to do. That’s what today’s reader is trying to figure out.
Suspension from work
Employers should tread carefully when taking the decision to suspend an employee; especially if the employee is a professional person, eg a teacher. The main thing to remember is that suspension should not be adopted as the default position, or a "knee-jerk" reaction to a potential disciplinary matter.
I have been suspended from work, what does this mean and is there anything I can do?
This means that the Employer must have sufficient grounds to justify suspending you. There must be an allegation of serious misconduct, or a risk to the business or a risk to the integrity of the investigation if you remain at work. For example there is an allegation that you have bullied a colleague and the Employer is concerned that employees may feel intimidated if you are there when they are being asked questions about the allegations.
Process of suspending an employee
It is good practice to have a clause in the employment agreement or to have suspension covered in workplace policies. In some situations it is possible to suspend without a clause, although it can be more difficult.
6 Ways to Come Back from a Suspension Like a Boss
Getting suspended from your job is incredibly stressful. Regardless of whether you were incriminated for something beyond your control or you deliberately did something that got you in trouble later, you don’t really want to lose your job–especially if you don’t have another one waiting in the wings. Coming back from suspension like a boss is a great way to convince your employer of exactly how valuable you are and ensure that your standing with the company remains intact.