How long can you be suspended from work pending investigation?

How long can you be suspended from work pending investigation?

How long can you be suspended from work pending investigation?

Length of suspension: You can be suspended for medical or health and safety reasons for up to 26 weeks on full pay as long as you have been employed for at least one month.

What happens when someone is 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.

Can I be signed off sick while suspended?

Employees may be required during Suspension to attend to work and sign the registry at least two times a week. In circumstances where the employee is sick and fails to attend during these days, then the work procedures followed under the sick leave will be the same used in this circumstance.

Can you be sacked for smelling of alcohol?

The tribunal found that smelling of alcohol at work was not by itself sufficient to constitute gross misconduct justifying dismissal under the employer’s disciplinary policy and substance misuse policy.

How long is someone suspended from work?

Medical or health & safety related: If an employee has to take time off due to a hazard to their health, then you can suspend them for up to 26 weeks (it can be longer than this, but the employee won’t receive any pay after that period).

Can I be dismissed whilst off sick with stress?

Could I be dismissed because I am too stressed to turn up for work? If you are suffering from a significant level of stress, you may well have been signed off work by your GP. Your employer is not obliged, however, to keep your job available for you on an open-ended basis.

What do you do if you smell alcohol on an employee?

The first step would be to approach them directly and discreetly about your noticing the smell of alcohol or other signs of drinking. There’s nothing wrong with being concerned about a coworker, but they may be offended or become hostile. They may even try to manipulate you into thinking there is not a problem.

What does it mean when you smell like alcohol?

When you smell that alcohol, and if you inhale, you’re breathing alcohol. Cheers! The alcoholic consumes so much alcohol so often that the kidneys and liver can’t clean the bloodstream fast enough so the alcohol is passed through the sweat glands hence the odor.

Can I fire an employee for smelling like alcohol?

However, if the colleague who needs help with alcohol addiction meets the terms and conditions of FMLA and ADA, he or she cannot be terminated for going into alcohol addiction treatment.