When an employee is sent home from work under suspicion of misconduct, this is suspension. Usually, the staff member receives full pay while they are on suspension. You can send an employee on suspension while investigating a disciplinary matter or the potential of gross misconduct. The specific rules around suspension in your company should be set out in each employee’s employment contract or staff handbook.
Suspension is not thought of as a disciplinary action, but it often occurs before disciplinary procedures. Reasons someone may be suspended from work include to stop them from continuing the gross misconduct they are suspected of and to prevent them from interacting with customers or colleagues.