Kaizer Chiefs' fans are disappointed that Kingston Nkhatha will miss Saturday's Nedbank Cup final against SuperSport United.
He's suspended thanks to a yellow card he picked up in the last league game against Tuks, as it was his fourth yellow card of the season, explains Sport24.
Legal suspension option 1: Preventative or precautionary suspension before a disciplinary hearing
If you're holding a disciplinary enquiry to investigate an employee's misconduct, you can follow this example and legally suspend the employee, explains the Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf.
Especially if you're worried that the employee will interfere with the investigation or tamper with evidence based on previous dishonesty or the seriousness of the offense.
This type of suspension is called a preventative or precautionary suspension as it takes place before the disciplinary hearing.
Just remember if you choose to go this route, preventative suspension is seen by the Labour Court as being similar to arrest as it affects your employee's reputation and status, even though you'll still pay the employee while he's suspended, says Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf.
That's why you must ensure you have valid reasons to suspend your employee before you take this drastic step.
Legal suspension option 2: Punitive suspension after a disciplinary hearing
If you go for punitive suspension instead, which is where you suspend your employee as a sanction after the disciplinary hearing, you don't have to pay your employee for the time he's suspended – and that means you'll need to get him to agree to this as an alternative to a more serious penalty such as dismissal.
Whichever option you choose, you need to inform your employee or his representative of the suspension in writing, says FSPBusiness