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I have just been suspended from work pending investigation.

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Hi there, i have just been suspended from work pending investigation. I have been give no opportunity to defend myself. Is this correct and legal. I am on full pay but have been given no opportunity to discuss my actions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 year ago.

The suspension can take place without substantial input from you, but they cannot fire you until they have given you an opportunity to be heard. So the next step will be an investigation where they interview you and others to discuss the allegations. Once this has happned then they will need to set up a meeting to discuss the findings of the investigation, and there you will be entitled to have an advocate or support person.

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