What if someone is suspended?

A bonus scheme may specifically provide that an employee suspended with or without pay will not accrue a bonus and/or that an employee will not receive their bonus if suspended. In the latter scenario an employer would be imposing a (potentially very harsh) disciplinary sanction so should be cautious about the stage they have reached in the investigation and disciplinary process and the justification for the suspension. The written documentation would also need to be very well drafted.