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(3) The meaning of suspension

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(3) The meaning of suspension

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(3)     The meaning of suspension

'Suspension' in this context means that the contract of employment still subsists, but the employee 'is not provided with work or does not perform the work he normally performed before the suspension' (ERA 1996 s 64(5)). As a result, it does not matter whether the employee does nothing at all, or whether he does some task other than his normal one. In either case he is 'suspended' within the meaning of s 64(5) so that provided he satisfies the other qualifying conditions he will have some pay protection (as to the amount

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