Is it possible to suspend an employee following having notified him or her of an allegation that could lead to disciplinary action?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 7 April 2010 It is important to distinguish between suspension without pay, which is in the nature of a disciplinary sanction following a disciplinary hearing, and suspension on full pay pending a disciplinary hearing for the purposes of conducting an investigation into allegations made against a particular employee. In this particular situation, the employee may be suspended only on full pay and for the purpose of allowing the employer to conduct an investigation. Further, the courts have emphasised that suspension may only be for a finite period and indefinite suspension will not be tolerated. Back to Q&A's This article is correct at 02/09/2015
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