Is Suspension Always a Neutral Gear?

In the wake of the recent suspension of Jeremy Clarkson, we conduct a review of the topic of suspension and ask; is suspension always considered a neutral act?


Suspending an employee is sometimes the first step to investigating serious misconduct (and in less serious cases where it is deemed appropriate) and is referred to by the ACAS Code of Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures (“the Code”), which sets out the basic requirements for fairness in misconduct cases. Whilst the Code is not legally binding on employers, it can result in an adjustment in compensation of up to 25 per cent, should an employee issue an employment tribunal claim.