Section 15-13 Suspension

(1) If there is reason to assume that an employee is guilty of an offence that may involve summary dismissal pursuant to section 15-14 and the needs of the undertaking so indicate, the employer may suspend the employee while the matter is investigated.

(2) Continuous assessment shall be made as to whether the conditions laid down in the first paragraph have been fulfilled. If this is not the case, the suspension shall immediately be revoked. Suspension in excess of three months must be justified by the special nature of the offence.

(3) An employee shall retain the salary he or she received on the date of the suspension until termination of the suspension.

(4) In the event of suspension, the provisions of sections 15-1, 15-4 and 15-12 shall apply correspondingly in so far as they are appropriate.