What is unpaid administrative leave

I filed a report on my supervisor harassment and work violence. I was placed on
Unpaid administrative leave while the investigation takes place

Asked on March 9, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Unpaid administrative leave is being told not to come to work or work, and not being paid any wages or salary during that time, without (yet) being terminated. It is essentially being suspended or furloughed without pay, but just has a better, less negative sound to it than, say, "suspension."

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