Q: Suspended without pay for extended amount of time

I have been suspended from my workplace for almost a month due to a security breach. My account was used to make administrative changes to our users via a vpn connection. Upon looking further into my home network I realized an unknown user has accessed my incoming connection Keylogged my system, and was able to export all my user credentials. I am sure I know who it is per my logs, but that's another issue. My work has put me on suspension because of this and has contacted me once since to ask me for a copy of the compromised credentials and told me I am still on suspension until the police finish their investigation. I encrypted them and removed the passwords for my protection. Anyway I have called the hr director multiple times to inquire about an update on the situation and they have ignored my calls and email. It's been almost a month and I feel like they are trying to force me to quit so I can't use unemployment from being terminated. I am financially drained and mentally anguishe

2 Lawyer Answers
Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: Your employer is not violating the law by keeping you on a leave of absence while the police investigate the security breach. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do in this situation besides wait.

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

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