I would like to know what my employee rights are. I have been stood down without pay by my employer pending an independent medical fitness to work report. Duty of care was mentioned as the reason. Prescription medication taken on doctor's authority for work related to the injury caused dizziness and consequently, a minor incident at work. Can my employers stand me down without pay whilst waiting for a medical report they organised for me, to see an independent occupational physician to assess fitness for work under employment law? No consultation or discussion prior to being stood down and I've checked with fair work and workcover re the situation. The information I was given is, the employer could stand me down but not withhold pay. Can anyone help if my employer has this right?