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.