Tuesday July 14, 2020

Employment Matters: The employment law implications of stepping aside

Employers beware: you don’t have an automatic right to ask any worker to step down from their role, even temporarily

28th May, 2017

Very frequently, one will hear about public figures under investigation being asked to “step aside” pending the outcome of the process. It isn’t automatic, but very often figures embroiled in matters of controversy are asked to remove themselves for the duration.

However, what’s often overlooked is the fact that there is no automatic right to ask any employee to step down from their role, even temporarily, and an employer who chooses...

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