Preventive suspension may be defined as the temporary removal of an employee charged for violation of company rules from his present status or position. Preventive suspension is usually imposed against subject employee while the company is conducting an investigation for his alleged violation in order to prevent him from causing further harm or damage to the company or his co-employees.

Preventive suspension is not a disciplinary measure, and should not be confused with suspension imposed as a penalty.

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