A disciplinary layoff is a way of asking someone to leave your organization temporarily because they have done something wrong in the workplace. It is a form of disciplinary action that can be used to punish the staff member but not fire them. It is a type of suspension, as it is impermanent.
Generally, the employee has broken a company rule or regulation, and their wrongdoing must be quite serious to result in a disciplinary layoff. In less severe circumstances, employees may receive a verbal or written warning instead. A disciplinary layoff may be used as a next step after someone has already received numerous warnings