Investigation Prior to Taking Disciplinary Action Against an Employee
An employer is usually entitled to suspend you at work pending an investigation of gross misconduct or other serious disciplinary matter. The right to suspend by employers will usually be set out in your contract of employment or staff handbook, and which will also set out a non –exhaustive list of when the decision will be exercised. Usually, you are suspended on full pay, unless your contract of employment provides otherwise.
The benefits for an employer in suspending an employee are numerous. They may include: