I was suspended from work. No date of return and wasn’t informed until when and if I was suspend without paid. What should I do?

Im an Asst. GM for a hotel in Miami. I was suspended yesterday for a discussion
with my Regional manager. He told me to go home. Didn’t tell me when to come
back or any other information. What should I do?

Asked on April 27, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Your employer never needs to give you a date of return: they can "suspend" you indefinitely (as long as there is no employment contract setting forth a disciplinary process which they must follow), which effectively becomes termination. If you are not given a return date and/or brought back in a few days or a week, you may wish to treat the situation as if you'd been terminated and file for unemployment while looking for other employment.

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