Have you just been suspended from work, pending disciplinary action? Is your heart in your hands and you are sweating or shaking from fear, shame and confusion?
Well HR Solver, the HR chat app, is here to help. You can if you like download the app and get immediate chat with experienced HR and employment law advisers. However in the meantime some points to consider if you have just been suspended;
- In recent employment tribunal judgements it has been thought that ‘suspension’ even on full pay is not a ‘neutral act’. The judgement held that employers need to think really carefully before suspending any employee pending a disciplinary investigation and hearing. Many employers are not aware of this tribunal judgement and so have not updated their polices and processes accordingly.
- Suspension is advised to be used only in circumstance where there is significant risk of the accused employee tampering with the investigation or attendance in work will cause detriment to the business interests. Perhaps where the alleged offence is sexual harassment or the chances of the employee using company information to their personal or commercial advantage, suspension might be justified.
So what might this mean for you? Well it could mean that if you have been suspended from work pending disciplinary action you will have a strong case for unfair dismissal even if you are guilty of the allegations and your employer concludes a fair disciplinary hearing. Therefore what you do next might be crucial. Our suggestion: get some advice specific to your case to ensure you protect your job and livelihood and determine if suspension in your case is warranted.
You can download the HR Solver app today in the google or apple app store and start chat for excellent advice and support with any issue you might be facing.