Create your free Suspension letter
Make sure you do things right when you discipline an employee, with this employee suspension letter pending a disciplinary investigation. The suspension letter sets out in clear and simple terms the process to be followed and the employee\’s rights, helping ensure that the employer complies with the laws on unfair dismissal. It covers notification of the suspension, arrangements during the suspension and request for potential witnesses and-or information relevant to the investigation.
A letter of suspension from employment is a formal notice that an employee is not to attend work for the period specified in the letter. Important components of a suspension letter include the specific reason for the suspension, the duration of the suspension, and whether the employee will still be paid their normal wage while they are on suspension. For example:
When to use this model discipline letter
If you are suspended from work, it is a temporary status determined by your employer where allegations of gross misconduct have been made against you, are being investigated, but have not been established or dismissed. You should not be suspended if it is not suspected gross misconduct, although you can be suspended for health and safety reasons.
Suspension of an Employee Pending an Investigation
The statement of Noonan J quoted above was also relied upon in the recent EAT case of Smith v RSA Insurance Ireland Limited (UD1763-2013). This case was a constructive unfair dismissal claim where Mr Smith was suspended by RSA in November 2013 in relation to alleged financial discrepancies in the company. Later that month, Mr Smith resigned following these allegations. RSA argued that Mr Smith resigned when he realised that the company’s financial irregularities would be exposed. Mr Smith claimed that he has been made the “fall guy” by RSA for the issues.
What To Do If You’re Placed On Suspension – Ask #HR Bartender
I was placed on suspension in November 2016. I don’t know why I was suspended and HR didn’t ask me any questions on the day I received my suspension. I haven’t heard anything. My manager said he doesn’t know what’s going on because the person in HR is on leave.
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The High Court stressed that suspension is not a neutral act, but “inevitably casts a shadow over the employee’s competence”. It was critical of the employer’s failure to explore alternatives to suspension, and its failure to consider Ms Agoreyo and another witness’s versions of events before suspending. There didn’t need to be a full investigation, but their initial observations should have been sought: “enough to determine whether the potential stigma associated with a formal suspension could be avoided”.
Suspension – Not as straightforward as you may think
We commonly think of a suspension as sending an employee home from work. Directing an employee to remain away from the workplace for a period of time is one type of suspension, but directing an employee to not perform some or all of their duties can be an alternative form of suspension.
Suspending employees pending investigation
In the case, the employee worked as a teacher in a school. She was suspended five weeks into her role because of the force she allegedly used in three incidents involving two children. The employee was suspended on full pay pending investigation into the use of force allegations.