I need your help because I can't seem to find an answer anywhere. So, I was suspended from work without pay for one week. No investigation needed because I owned up to a mistake I made. Keep in mind I've been with the company 19 years and my record is vir

I need your help because I can't seem to find an answer anywhere. So, I was suspended from work without pay for one week. No investigation needed because I owned up to a mistake I made. Keep in mind I've been with the company 19 years and my record is virtually spotless and I'm an excellent employee. After bringing the mistake to my employers attention and cooperating 100% with the disciplinary action, I was told I'd be suspended for one week effective immediately. This was on a Thursday. However, I was scheduled to go on vacation for the following week. My employer told me since I'd be leaving them we'd have to figure out when the suspension would happen. Again, I signed the paperwork admitting fault and it specifically said "immediate suspension." So I worked the following day and continued to take my scheduled week off. Well it's now be three weeks and my employer still won't tell me when my suspension will happen, despite me repeatedly asking. Today I noticed I'm scheduled for all of next week too. My question is, is it legal to keep me in limbo indefinitely? I cooperated and agreed to one week no pay but I really need to plan it out since if affects how I'll pay for my bills etc. So can my job push this off until it's convenient for them to lose me a week? Or does the paper I signed that states "immediate suspension" hold them to anything? I'd like to get this whole mess behind me and it's mentally taxing. Please help! I live in El Paso, TX btw of state laws apply. Thank you!!!

1 answer  |  asked Sep 8, 2016 10:31 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (1)

Adam Kielich
Your employer is not required to discipline you even if it said it would. Maybe they have decided not to suspend you or they need you at work right now more than they want to suspend you. Maybe you will be suspended somewhere down the line. I'm not sure you're doing yourself any favors by bringing up the suspension. Go to work, do a good job and let them make that decision.

posted by Adam Kielich  |  Oct 16, 2016 8:36 PM [EST]

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