An employee was suspended on full pay under the disciplinary code pending an investigation. The investigation showed that the employee was not guilty of the allegations made and he was returned to work with no disciplinary sanction.
My question relates to the accrual of annual leave during that time of suspension. Is the employee entitled to accrue annual leave during that period of suspension with full pay? The employer says that he is not entitled to the annual leave for that period. I would have thought that as he was in receipt of salary during that time and he had to be available to the investigators/employer, that he should have his annual leave accrued to him. I’d be grateful for any guidance on this.