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    • Spittingmad
    • By Spittingmad 17th May 17, 7:31 PM
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    Suspended from work
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    • 17th May 17, 7:31 PM
    Suspended from work 17th May 17 at 7:31 PM
    Hi, my partner is currently suspended from work pending an investigation. Her terms of suspension prevent her from making contact with any colleague. I am being told that although I have a relationship outside of work with my partner and she works with me I am not allowed any contact with her nor is she with me. I tried to clarify this point given we cohabit and are due to go on holiday in 7 days time but the same answer was given.

    I feel this is an unreasonable condition to enforced given we are in a relationship. If I don't comply I could be disciplined further for non compliance as well she could also lose full pay while suspended.

    The other element of this is my partner is 5 weeks pregnant and the stress of this situation has possibly caused a miscarriage according to the GP.

    The suspension letter was worded in such a way that the suspension implies that the investigator has prejudged as it also details that my partner has been accused of a gross misconduct offence not just the allegations. Surely the investigation should determine the potential offences and the suspension should be a neutral act not imply guilt?

    My partner has been asked today by email to prove she is pregnant. Can they ask her to prove this, her GP stated they will not provide information until a later date and was shocked at the question. In addition why would this be relevant in a case where I the allegations are in relation to 'Obscene Behaviour' and 'serious breakdown in trust'? I feel that my partner is at serious risk being discriminated against if I answer the pregnancy question.

    Any advice would be much appreciated
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    • Guest101
    • By Guest101 18th May 17, 5:05 PM
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    Aside from all the other stuff, I'm surprised at this - some occupations need GP confirmation of a women being pregnant as soon as the women finds out, for H&S reasons (sometimes if the job is manual or dangerous etc), and so GP's must be used to providing early confirmation in some circumstances. Although there's usually a charge for them to write the letter.
    Originally posted by honeypop

    Most places will accept a pregnancy claim until the 12 or even 20 week point without written confirmation.
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