Acas have updated their guidance on Suspension – suspending employees prior to disciplinary action, or on medical grounds, or for new or expectant mothers – which you can see here.
The new Guidance starts by explaining that:
“Suspension is where an employee continues to be employed but does not have to attend work or do any work.
An employer should usually only consider suspending employees from work if there is:
- a serious allegation of misconduct
- medical grounds to suspend
- a workplace risk to an employee who is a new or expectant mother.
Suspension should not be used as a disciplinary sanction. If an employee is suspended, it does not mean they have done something wrong or that their employer assumes they have done something wrong.” You can continue reading here.
Please let us know if you have any questions!