Suspension of non-union employeesViability of suspension as a form of discipline in a non-unionized workplaceBy Colin Gibson12/09/2015|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 12/10/2015 Question: Can a non-union employee be suspended without pay, as discipline for serious misconduct such as harassment? Answer: In unionized workplaces, many employers use a system of progressive discipline including reprimands, unpaid suspensions, and ultimately discharge. In the non-union environment, however, an employer may not have the implied right to suspend an employee without pay. An unpaid suspension may give rise to a constructive dismissal. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.