When an event happens in the workplace involving potential serious misconduct, the employer may elect to suspend the employee.  However, unless a proper process is followed the suspension can back-fire on the employer.

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The general rule for all employers is that an employer generally has no legal right to suspend an employee in the absences of a statutory or contractual right to do so. Therefore, it is crucial that the business’ employment agreements contain a robust suspension clause that gives an employer the option to suspend the employee.