Do employers have the right to suspend staff?

Judge outlines five-part test in recent case involving suspension without pay of employee charged with drunk driving
By Neena Gupta
|Canadian Employment Law Today

The decision in

Reininger v. Unique Personnel Canada Inc.

addresses a number of important issues. Does an employer have the right to suspend an employee without pay? What should an employer do when an employee is charged, but not yet convicted, of a criminal offense? If an employer has the right to suspend an employee, what should the duration of the suspense be?