Garden leave

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Use of garden leave clauses
Issues with garden leave clauses



  • A garden leave clause in a contract of employment will reserve the right to the employer of sending the employee home on full pay whilst they are serving out their notice period.
  • It most often arises where an employee gives notice to his employer but the employer does not want to employee to come into work for the period of his notice or to go and work for a competitor or set up a competing business.
  • The use of garden leave clauses is usually, but not necessarily, confined to fairly senior employees....
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