BR-114109-A (June 2, 2011) -- A majority of the Board held that G.L. c. 151A, sec. 25(f), is inapplicable where the claimant is suspended indefinitely for theft while an employer awaits results of a criminal investigation, because the claimant was not suspended for discipline. We analyze her separation during this period under G.L. c. 151A, sec. 25(e)(2).
BR-110769 (Jan. 11, 2011) – Where a claimant, thought by the employer to have engaged in misconduct, was placed on indefinite investigatory suspension while the employer confirmed that misconduct did occur, and then was terminated when the employer had determined to its satisfaction that the claimant had engaged in the wrongdoing he was suspected of, the period of time when the claimant was suspended must not be analyzed as a G.L. c. 151A, § 25(f), disciplinary suspension. Rather, it is a G.L. c. 151A, § 25(e)(2), separation which occurred at the date the employee was suspended.