Precautionary Suspension – How Long Is Reasonable?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 7 February 2020
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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Scott: Assuming I'm correct in that this person who wrote in had been suspended for ages pending an investigation that seems to have gone nowhere, I've seen that in the public sector a lot. They start growing arms and legs, all these investigations. They're interviewing the whole department, and it takes forever to go through. Then something breaks down, and somebody takes out a grievance during it, and that causes another thing. So you can be suspended for quite a while.

Where does fairness lie? When does that become a breach?

Seamus: Certainly, you look at the LRA Code of Practice in relation to disciplinary, and there's a specific part of that that relates to suspensions. Suspensions in

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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