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Notice of suspension of an employee due to unsatisfactory performance - without pay

Notice of suspension for employer wishing to impose, as disciplinary action, a temporary suspension without pay on an employee whose work performance is poor or unsatisfactory...more

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  • General information related to suspension
  • This notice of suspension without pay must be used by the employer only if the latter wishes to suspend temporarily an employee whose work performance is unsatisfactory.
  • This notice includes a statement to the effect that the employee will not be paid during the period of suspension, this period to be possibly extended from one to several consecutive days.
  • In general, the suspension imposed on an employee is used to make him or her aware of the seriousness of the situation regarding his or her poor performance at work, to encourage him or her to address the situation quickly as well as inform him or her about the potential consequences of a return to work without a significant improvement in its performance during a given period.
  • Imposing a suspension on an employee must be for serious reasons and a copy of such a notice of suspension and acknowledgement of its receipt by the employee must be kept by the employer in the employee's file in order to be used as evidence against any possible legal action, complaint or claim by the employee before the CNESST, as well as to be able to better assess the employee's improvement in his or her work performance.
  • The notice of suspension without pay, available in our website, is suitable for most situations where an employee's work performance is deemed poor or unsatisfactory and the latter has already received a warning form his or her employer.
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You may prepare a "Notice of suspension of an employee due to unsatisfactory performance - without pay" online. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Start the service by clicking on the blue button labelled "Click here to start";
  • If you have not already done so, please sign up;
  • Complete the questionnaire by entering the information required for the preparation of your notice;
  • Once you have completed the questionnaire, you pay the required fees with your credit card;
  • Print the notice, sign it and give it to the employee when announcing his or her suspension.

For more complex situations requiring further examination, please contact a legal adviser specializing in labour law.

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