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Thank you. What are the grounds for suspension?
Thank you very much for clarifying. These are not valid grounds for suspension. There is a thing called medical suspension but that is if someone is medically at risk by being in work, it does not apply to people who are generally at risk or shoe health and safety is jeopardised. It should be the other way around – the alleged perpetrator should be potentially suspended, whilst the employer investigates and decides if these allegations have any merit.
You should challenge the suspension if you do not agree with it and that can be done informally to start with, or via a formal grievance if needed. Remind the employer they have a duty of care to protect your health and safety at work and that does not involve suspending you when the alleged perpetrator is free to continue as normal.
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