Is an employee entitled to paid annual leave whilst suspended from work?Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 7 September 2018
Q. “An employee been suspended for three months. Are they still entitled to paid annual leave? The employee was suspended for three months. The investigation went no further. They had five nights annual leave, booked during the suspension, but not go away. Are they entitled to reclaim these nights?”
Seamus: Well, just in relation to the first aspect of the question, which was, "If I'm suspended, do I still get paid my annual leave?" Suspension is not a penalisation in any way. It's usually on a precautionary basis, and usually to facilitate the investigation or if the continued presence of the employee would put the business at risk. So, on suspension, the employee retains all of their
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