Suspension with Pay—Pending Investigation

In the event that a DeFord Contracting Inc. employee is placed on suspension pending the results of an investigation, the employee will be notified of the decision, a stated timeline for the investigation and the actions that predicated the decision.

This form of suspension is not disciplinary but is intended to allow DeFord Contracting Inc. the time to examine the issues thoroughly and to determine appropriate action. Should the investigation not be completed during the stated timeline, DeFord Contracting Inc. will reserve the right to extend the suspension, as necessary.

During the course of the investigation, the suspended employee will be provided with the details of the allegations and given an opportunity to respond to them. The suspended employee must ensure that he/she is available for interviews during this period. If the suspended employee fails to make him/ herself available, DeFord Contracting Inc. will proceed with the investigation and make a determination based on the information available.

The suspended employee will have the right to legal representation, or a DeFord Contracting Inc. representative present at any such interview, and will be given 24 hours’ notice prior to any interviews taking place.

As the suspended employee will be suspended with full pay, he/she will be required to be available for interviews during this period. Should the suspended employee need to leave town or be otherwise unavailable for interviews, he/she must submit a request and be granted approved leave.

Any DeFord Contracting Inc. employee who is placed on suspension with pay will be required to temporarily turn over his/her office keys, access passes and DeFord Contracting Inc. identification and credit cards. Any and all DeFord Contracting Inc. property, business information, and confidential information are to remain at the worksite. In the event that any DeFord Contracting Inc. employee placed on suspension with pay maintains any files or equipment at his/her residence which are the property of DeFord Contracting Inc., he/she will be required to turn these items over to a DeFord Contracting Inc. representative, until such time as the investigation is completed.

DeFord Contracting Inc. employees placed on suspension with pay should not have contact with anyone from the office other than their designated point of contact.

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