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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. How long has she worked there for?
only a few weeks
She works as a Recruitment Consultant and has only just moved there a few weeks ago after leaving Brookstreet nonetheless how can they call that Gross Misconduct without knowing the circumstances
Being placed on suspension is not an automatic assumption of guilt and does not amount to disciplinary action. It is there to be used as a precautionary measure whilst an employer investigates any allegations against the employee. Reasons for suspending could be in the case of gross misconduct, breakdown of relationship, risk to an employer's property, their clients or other employees, to preserve evidence or ensure it is not tampered with, avoid potential witnesses being pressured or intimidated, etc.
During the period of suspension the employer should conduct a reasonable investigation into the allegations against the employee. If the investigation gathers enough evidence to justify the taking disciplinary action that could be the next step. In that case the employee has the right to be informed in advance of the allegations against them and be given the opportunity to prepare for the hearing.
On the other hand, if the investigation does not find enough evidence to justify a disciplinary, the employer should terminate the suspension immediately and allow the employee to return to work as normal.
Her main issue is the length of service she has with the company. Until someone has at least 2 years’ service with an employer they are not protected against unfair dismissal, which means that potentially she could be dismissed over this and she would have no legal comeback. This would also include being suspended and even being dismissed if she was completely innocent – the employer could use any reason they like as long as it is not discriminatory, which does not appear to be the case here. Hopefully it would not come to that but she should bear this in mind.
Thank you I will advise her of your anwer
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