is a form of punishment
that people receive for violating rules and regulations.
Suspension is a common practice in the workplace
for being in violation of company policy
. Work suspensions occur when a business manager or supervisor deems an action of an employee, whether intentional or unintentional, to be a violation of policy that should result in a course of punishment. This form of action hurts the employee because he/she will have no hours of work for the period he/she is suspended for and therefore will not get paid, unless the suspension is challenged and subsequently overturned. Some jobs, which pay on salary
, may have paid suspensions, in which the affected worker will be barred from coming to work but will still receive pay. Generally, suspensions are deemed most effective if the affected worker remains unpaid. Suspensions are usually given after other means of counseling statements
have been exhausted, but some violations may result in immediate suspension. Suspensions are tracked, and any number of them, even one may prevent one from receiving raises, bonuses or promotions, or could cause dismissal
from the company.
Suspension clauses are common components of collective bargaining agreements. Suspensions may be challenged by employees in unionised organisations through the filing of a grievance.
Suspension on full pay can also be used when an employee needs to be removed from the workplace to avoid prejudicing an investigation.
In academia, suspension is mandatory leave assigned to a student
as a form of punishment
that can last anywhere from one day
to several weeks
, during which time the student cannot attend regular school
lessons. The student's parents or guardians are usually notified as to the reason for and the duration of the suspension. Sometimes students have to complete work during their suspensions for which they receive no credit. Also, upon returning to school, it is often mandatory that the student, his/her parents/guardians, and a school administrator have a meeting to discuss and evaluate the matter.
Applications to some colleges ask the student whether or not they have ever been suspended. In some places in the United States, a suspension is noted on one's transcript, and is a key part in the college acceptance process, giving an advantage to those who have not been suspended. However, other places do not report suspensions or are expressly forbidden from doing so under state law.
Students who visit the school while suspended may be arrested for trespassing. This could result in an extension of suspension, community service, and sometimes jail time. Students who continue to visit the school while suspended could be expelled and sentenced to longer, more severe punishments.
In-school suspension, sometimes known as "in-house suspension", is an alternative setting that removes students from the classroom for a period of time, while still allowing students to attend school and complete their work. This form of punishment is used often because a student who is given an out of school suspension is not obligated to wake up to attend school. Generally, a student assigned to in-school suspension spends the entire day in the designated ISS location, completing work submitted in advance by the student's teachers, while being monitored by school staff.
One variation of in-school suspension requires the student to arrive at school at a designated time on a Saturday to serve out their punishment, rather than miss class time during the week. This type of punishment is commonly referred to as "Saturday School", though it may go under other names as well (note that "Saturday School" may also refer to the academic detention which may take place at the weekend).
Suspension is also a punishment in sport
, where players are banned from playing a certain number of future games