I got this email today from a consultancy engagement I am on, and needed advice on how to respond:
RE: COMPULSORY LEAVE FOR 14 DAYS FROM 16TH NOVEMBER 2022
We refer to the subject and our earlier email sent to you today on the same subject.
We appreciate your engagement with our company since 7th October 2021. We have observed your contribution to our startup during that period as we continue in our journey of growth and transformation. We take note of our letter of offer, which bears the dates of 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022. We maintained a persistence of these terms of engagement to date. As such, we would like to evaluate whether we are the right fit for your level of talent, and work ethic.
We have come to the necessary decision that you should take a compulsory leave for the next 14 days from 16th November 2022 to 30th November 2022. During this time, we would like you to hand over all projects you were handling on our behalf to Mr. X, our tech lead, and request you not to engage any stakeholders on our behalf. During this period, you will be paid your full salary. We shall have further official communication with you on or before 30th November 2022.