What is Suspension?

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you will find this Glossary useful.

Suspension refers to an HR related action in which the employee is sent home from work for a specific period of time, usually without pay, as a form of a disciplinary measure.

what-is-suspension


Suspension definition

Suspension refers to an HR related action in which the employee is sent home from work for a specific period of time, usually without pay, as a form of a disciplinary measure.


Suspension process

The employee is generally notified in writing. The effective date from which the suspension starts is five days following the notification to the employee.

The employer has to keep in mind that suspension is a serious type of disciplinary measure and must be done carefully only in case of a severe breach of conduct. The employer is also liable to provide a legitimate reason to the employee as to why he/she is getting suspended.


Reasons for suspension

• Prevention of similar events

• Conducting investigation of the incident

• Letting the employee know that they can lose the job on repeating the incident



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