New ACAS guidance on how to handle staff suspensions
In their latest blog Peach HR employment law specialists look at the new guidance from ACAS.
ACAS has published new guidance to employers on how to consider and handle staff suspensions, specifically during investigations.
When misconduct is alleged and, as an employer, you need to find out what has happened, you may decide to suspend one or more employees pending the outcome of the investigation.
The main legal risk for you is that the employee may claim that you have breached the implied duty of mutual trust and confidence and therefore the contract of employment, entitling the employee to bring a claim for damages.