Subject: Employees who have been suspended on full pay
- How many of your employees were suspended on full pay in the last three financial years between 1st April 2013 – 31st March 2014, between 1st April 2014 -31st March 2015 and between 1st April 2015 – 31st March 2016.
- Please include the overall amount paid to those employees while they were suspended. Please also break these figures down by year.
3a. I would also like details of the roles of the employees who have been suspended. Please can you split the employees into clinical and non-clinical roles?
3b. What was the reason for their suspension?
3c. What was the outcome of the suspension?
4a. What is the longest suspension during the three year period?
4b. How much was paid to that employee during the suspension?
4c. Please include the employee’s role, reason for suspension and outcome of suspension.
|Thank you for your email dated 28 July 2016 where you requested information about employees who have been suspended on full pay.
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