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 has not been terminated.

There are two kinds of suspension:

  1. 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;
  2. 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.

Protocol governing these two types of suspension processes: Suspension Procedure

Last Modified: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:58:43 SAST