I have been suspended now for five months I have not been informed as to why I was suspended-I have been called to an investigatory meeting but still not informed of what it is I have supposed to have done-I was employed for ten years with this company in a senior role - never had a problem before- I have recently filed a grievance complaint with regard to the whole suspension process and those who are supposed to be undertaking investigatory- Do I have to turn up at this meeting before my Grievance is dealt with ? the grievancecomplaint has implications regarding those who will be conducting this investigatory meeting
this is probably too late now. You should absolutley have been told why you were suspended and it should only be for a reasonable amount of time to allow an investigation (which should also be communicated in writing). Then you should be written to to either tell you the matter is dropped or invite you to a hearing. Five months it's outrageous (what justification have they got?) Anyway, you can concurrenlty run a disciplinary and a grievance at the same time, but to be honest for best practice you should halt a disciplinary to hear the greivance first. all matters should be heard by separate managers not teh same for both types of event. I'd be inclinded to call ACAS - you might want to take their advice for concilliation or what your options are.
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