The Court of Appeal on the 29th January will re-consider whether suspending an employee, even where suspension might be appropriate, is a neutral act that causes no detriment to an employee (Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth). In this case, the High Court said that suspending an employee is not a neutral act. If suspension is inappropriate, it will breach the employee’s contract and (potentially) give rise to a claim of constructive dismissal.
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