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Suspension Without Pay Letter

Author: Marta Moakley, XpertHR Legal Editor

When to Use

Suspensions, whether paid or unpaid, constitute important components of a workplace discipline policy. Suspensions may be investigatory or disciplinary in nature. While this model letter concerns a disciplinary suspension without pay, an employer should notify employees in writing of any suspension.

Even when implementing an advanced form of discipline such as a suspension, an employer should strive to use the disciplinary action as a training and development tool and not merely as a means of workplace punishment.

The following model letter provides employers with a template for communicating the implementation of a suspension without pay to an employee.

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