Ending the investigation - Suspension during a work investigation

Ending the investigation

If there's no need for further action, the employer should end the suspension as soon as possible and discuss with the suspended person:

  • when they'll return to work
  • what you'll tell others at work when they return
  • any questions or concerns they have about returning to work
  • what support is available, and encourage them to use it

It's good practice for the employer to put in writing that they've agreed to take no further action. For example in a letter or email to the suspended person, or in their HR record.

If the investigation leads to a disciplinary procedure, the employer will need to decide whether to continue the suspension while they carry out the rest of the procedure. Find out more about following a disciplinary procedure.

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