Is a suspension confidential? And what if it was unjustifiable? Should other employees AND customers be aware of an employees suspension? Is it slander?
07/14/2009 8:48:39 PM EDT
If the penalty of suspension is imposed in accordance with the Company's Code of Discipline, it is not confidential since the Employee Code of Discipline is something public insofar as the company employee population is concerned. Whether customers are to be informed of such penalty would really depend on the kind of job functions, scope of responsibilities and the extent of customer network of such employee and of course the ultimate management judgment on whether to sort of publish such suspension. It has good and bad implications as far as customers are concerned. It is not slander as there is no bad faith or criminal intent in its imposition.