Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
How long have you worked there for?
Since September of this year
Well, 2013 I presume?
Are you being paid for the time you are away?
yes im on full pay. i started sept 2013
have you checked if there is relevant policy that deals with this situation and what the employer should do in the circumstances?
no im not sure where find this
ok let me get my response ready please
Your employer says you are not on suspension but this really is a suspension because you are asked to stay away from the workplace whilst they investigate allegations against you. So whatever they want to call it, this is really a suspension, which is not really an issue for you as this is not a form of punishment, it is just a precautionary measure.
Now when someone is suspended, the employer would be expected to either follow their own disciplinary code, or the ACAS Code of Conduct. You can ask the employer to provide you with a copy of their disciplinary procedure if necessary, but I presume it would be relatively similar to the ACAS one. That one does not actually provide specific rules on what information the employer needs to give the employee following suspension and usually it is acceptable that the employee is simply informed that they are being suspended and the details of the suspension do not have to be disclosed. If the employer’s evidence then decides that this needs to be taken further, for example to a disciplinary, then that is when you are legally entitled to be given full details of the allegations against you, together with any relevant evidence, so as to enable you to defend yourself.
Saying that, any period of suspension should not be delayed unnecessarily and the employer should provide you with periodic updates on what is happening, such as whether they are still investigating, so you can contact them for such updates if necessary, but it would not necessarily reveal the reasons for your suspension.
thank you. i contact my employee daily for updates but she keeps telling me that she cant say anything while investigations are in progress
well that is the update really - hat they are investigating, in the circumstances there is probably not much more they can say
at least until they decide on whether they will proceed with this further or not
ok thanks for your answer
you are most welcome, all the best