What Is The Suspension Process?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about suspension:

What is the process of suspending someone from work?

Signed, Looking

Dear Looking:

Our site doesn’t specialize in HR advice, but rather advice about communication and relationship problems in the workplace. Since suspension is so serious and fraught with potential for problems, an organization would be wise to consult with an attorney who specializes in labor law or a Human Resources consultant with a knowledge of laws for your state or country as well as issues related to the type of business in which you are engaged. This will ensure there is no liability risk for the company.Another reason having good HR or legal advice before a suspension is to ensure that tax records are maintained correctly during the absence and to ensure that benefits required to be maintained by the employer are kept up to date. If the employee has a shared contribution for some benefits or savings plans, legal advice could help you figure out how to ensure those are continued so as not to create an additional problem for the employee.The bottom line is that a suspension is much more complex than merely telling an employee not to come to work for a few days, or docking the pay of an employee in an informal way. Legal or HR advice is needed.Best wishes to you!

Tina Lewis Rowe

Tina Lewis Rowe

Tina had a thirty-three year career in law enforcement, serving with the Denver Police Department from 1969-1994 and was the Presidential United States Marshal for Colorado from 1994-2002. She provides training to law enforcement organizations and private sector groups and does conference presentations related to leadership, workplace communications and customized topics. Her style is inspirational with humor.