Is there a limit on who long I can be placed on suspension pending investigation before I am terminated?

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Is there a limit on who long I can be placed on suspension pending investigation before I am terminated?

1 week ago I was placed on suspension pending investigation for breaking company policy. Since that time, the store manager and the district supervisor both refuse to answer my inquiries as to whether I am still under suspension or if I have been terminated.

Asked on January 19, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

No, there is no limit on how long you may be placed on suspension before being told you are terminated--you could be "suspended" forever. At a certain point, however, if you are on indefinite suspension, you could consider yourself to have been constructively, or effectively, terminated and apply for unemployment insurance benefits. There is no hard and fast rule about when this happens--it varies with the facts of the situation. At the point at which you feel you have been effectively fired, you might contact the unemployment insurance office about filing a claim.


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