Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What options are available to employees who have been unlawfully suspended from the workplace?
In instances where an action of suspension is not available to an employer through contract, award or statute, yet the employer still undertakes such an action against the employee, the action may be considered as a breach of contract and the employee may have the option of terminating the agreement.
An action of suspension that breaches an applicable award may provide the employee an opportunity to seek a remedy through the courts to recover any wages lost during the period of suspension. Additionally, damages for breach of contract may also be a remedy under certain circumstances.