The impact of the arrest of an employee on the workforcePosted in : How do I handle it NI on 15 March 2016
'The PSNI have arrived at our office and arrested a member of staff. I understand the allegations concern a matter outside work. There are rumblings from other staff however that they will not continue to work with the employee who has been arrested. What can we do?'
If you have not done so already, you could consider suspending the employee pending receipt of further information from him, and pending developments in the ongoing Police investigation. As with any suspension, you should confirm this in writing, setting out the terms of the suspension i.e. what he can and cannot do and remind him that he remains an employee during this time. The duration of the suspension should be in line with
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This article is correct at 15/03/2016
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