If I was suspended without pay 2 weeks ago, how long can they suspend me without completing investigation?

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If I was suspended without pay 2 weeks ago, how long can they suspend me without completing investigation?

I was suspended for misappropriation of funds pending an investigation. This is not true. It is a small non profit run by a BOD and I still have no answer. Should there be a timetable? Nothing in the manual about this. Can I get unemployment?

Asked on May 22, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia

Answers:

James Walcheske / Walcheske & Luzi, LLC

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

There is no generally accepted, set timetable for how long an investigation may/will take.  Even if there were a timeframe provided in the employee handbook, that still would not even give you a real answer, as the employer would likely not be bound by it.  

That said, you very well may be eligible for unemployment and suggest that you contact the unemployment department about your situation.  Additionally, if you believe that the suspension was the result of discrimination based on a protected category you belong to (age, race, sex, just got back from FMLA leave, pregnancy, etc.), you should consult with an employment law attorney.

Hope that helped.

 

James A. Walcheske

Walcheske & Luzi, LLC

http://www.walcheskeluzi.com/


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