2.48 Notice of Suspension from Duty

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An employee is entitled to a hearing before being suspended whether the suspension is with or without pay because the suspension has adverse effects on the career prospects and reputation of the employee. A full-scale enquiry is not expected but the employee must be given an opportunity to state his/her case. If the employee can prove there is no merit in the suspension it may be unfair to suspend him/ her. A suspension is considered unfair if it is used to punish the employee or if there is no serious misconduct or it is unduly protracted or if the employee?s pay is wrongfully withheld. Employees are usually suspended to enable the employer to commence a disciplinary action when there is suspicion on the employee and rumours abound.