Must an employee on suspension while a disciplinary investigation is carried out remain available for work, or can they take a holiday during this period?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 2 September 2015
During a period of suspension, the employee, while not required to attend work, should remain available to assist in the disciplinary investigation, attend investigation or disciplinary meetings, or deal with any work-related questions. Further, if the suspension is lifted earlier than anticipated, the employee would be expected to return to work.
If the employee wishes to go on holiday, he or she should request annual leave and the employer should handle the request in accordance with its normal procedures. Where the suspended employee has already booked a period of annual leave, the employer can cancel it only if it gives adequate notice in accordance with Regulations 15 the Working Time
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