Suspension Without Pay Letter
Suspensions, whether paid or unpaid, constitute important components of a workplace discipline policy. Suspensions may be investigatory or disciplinary in nature. While this model letter concerns a disciplinary suspension without pay, an employer should notify employees in writing of any suspension.
Letter of Suspension
A letter of suspension is used to inform somebody that they are being temporarily removed from a position, usually as a disciplinary measure. This could be a suspension from employment, school, or from some other kind of organization.
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This letter constitutes official notice of your suspension without pay for ten (10) working days because of your misconduct involving drinking on duty on January 30, 2008. The effective dates of your suspension are February 18th through February 29th, inclusive and you are expected to report back to duty on Monday, March 1, 2008. This action follows an investigation by Irene Jackson, Department Head and Andrew Albright, Associate Director.
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.
If an employee commits an act of gross misconduct, the Company is entitled to summarily terminate the employee’s contract of employment without notice or payment in lieu of notice. Alternatively, the employer may choose to suspend the employee while an investigation of the alleged gross misconduct takes place and to have a subsequent meeting with the employee rather than summarily dismiss the employee.
Suspension from work
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.
My employer says I’m suspended without pay. What does this mean?
Your employer might send you home early or tell you not to come to work for a while because of something they say you did. For example, they might say you made a mistake that cost them money or you caused problems at work.
What is a disciplinary meeting?
You may have received a letter from your employer asking you to go to a disciplinary meeting. This page outlines what a disciplinary meeting is, why your employer has asked you to go to one, how to prepare for it, what will happen at the meeting and what the possible outcomes are.