Suspension is when an employee is sent home from work, usually while receiving full pay. Employers are entitled to suspend an employee pending an investigation of gross misconduct or other serious disciplinary matter.
What does being suspended mean?
A suspension is when you remain employed but are asked to not attend your place of work, or engage in any work at all (such as working from home). There are two main types of suspension: suspension for medical or health and safety reasons; suspension as part of a disciplinary procedure (investigation).
Does suspension mean youre fired?
Suspension means the employee still has a job, and discharge or termination means she does not.
How long can a suspension last?
If you are suspending someone on health and safety or medical grounds, because the job they are doing is posing a risk to their health, the suspension period can last up to 26 weeks (as long as your employee has been employed for at least one month).
What does it mean when a job suspend you?
Suspension from work, without pay (unpaid suspension), is the temporary removal of an employee from performing his/her work duties and from receiving pay, as a disciplinary measure. As long as the employee performs some work during the pay period, he/she is entitled to his/her full salary amount for that pay period.
What is the difference between being suspended and fired?
Suspension is a temporary separation from work, while termination or discharge means permanent dismissal.
What happens if Im suspended from work?
An employee suspended due to a serious allegation of misconduct must receive their full pay unless they are not willing or able to attend work (for example because they are ill) or there is a clear contractual right for an employer to suspend without pay or benefits. This will be outlined in the employment contract.