My wife has been suspended pending an investigation at work. She is a youth worker, as am I. We both work for the same organisation. My wife was accused of assaulting a female resident today (she waved a cloth in front of the young person face to get their attention). The manager has told her she cannot work any shift until an investigation is done. They even sent me home stating that it was a conflict of interest. When I asked my manager what I could do on shift to protect myself, I was told nothing. That I had no rights. We have now lost hundreds of dollars in pay and cannot pay our bills because we lost our penalty rates over the weekend. What are my rights as a worker ( employee rights?). The sent me home after coming to work for only 1 hour. Can they do this under employment law?