As a salaried employee, is my employer legally allowed to put me on a 9 day suspension without pay?

Asked on November 4, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Unless there is some sort of prohibition against suspension in company policy, an employment contract or union agreement, then it is perfectly legal to suspend a salaried employee. Also, such action cannot be the result of legally actionable discrimination or retaliation. The fact is that in an "at will" employment relationship, an employer can set the terms and conditions of the workplace must as it sees fit. For their part, an employee can either accept their treatment or quit. 

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