A suspension is a process where an employer will instruct a staff member to not come to work for a certain period of time. The employment relationship is not terminated.
There are two kinds of suspension:
- Punitive suspension: this is when a disciplinary hearing has been held, the staff member has been found guilty and the penalty is suspension from work with no pay for a certain period;
- Preventative suspension: this is when the disciplinary hearing is still to take place but the staff member needs to be removed from the workplace as s/he is a threat to the disciplinary process, to University property and/or to others and therefore needs to remain off campus.
HoDs/managers only need to concern themselves with the ‘ins and outs” of the preventative suspension process.
Checklist for Managers when Suspending Staff Members (Precautionery Suspension)
Protocol governing this procedure: Suspension Procedure
To assist the HoD/manager there are two templates:
- Notice to attend suspension hearing
- Letter to staff member indicating suspension
Last Modified: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 08:31:25 SAST