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Is it legal to suspend someone from work without pay for 2

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Is it legal to suspend someone from work without pay for 2 days, then stretch it out to five days and still refuse to tell the employee why they are suspended? The worker is a Reg. Nursing Asst at a nursing home.
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Generally, there is nothing which prevents an employer from suspending or terminating an "at will" employee. If illegal discrimination is involved, then the employee does have recourse. The employee may file a complaint with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by following the directions at: http://www.eeoc.gov/employees/howtofile.cfm

 

If the EEOC agrees, they will receive a "right to sue" letter. The employee may obtain attorney representation and file suit to recover your damages.

 

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX unanswered is don't the employershave to tell them why?
Employment Lawyer: JBaxLaw, Employment Lawyer replied 7 years ago
I appreciate you patience. I will clarify.

You asked:

Is it legal to suspend someone from work without pay for 2 days, then stretch it out to five days and still refuse to tell the employee why they are suspended?

Answer: Yes. It is legal. The employer may take this action. The employer is not required to provide any basis or reason for the action.

While this may seem unfair, there is no fairness requirement. I hope this is clearer.

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