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“Garden leave” or “gardening leave” is the practice of requiring an employee not to attend the employer’s premises for work during his or her contractual notice period. Instead, the employee is paid his or her full contractual salary to stay at home. The practice is often used where a senior or key employee resigns in order to join a competitor.
19 Sep 2011
As the economy recovers, competition for skilled employees increases. In order to grow the business, many companies aim to recruit...
10 Mar 2010
For a limited time only, Personnel Today Plus members can access a full model policy on equal opportunities which takes...
24 Feb 2009
A Royal Mail group HR director has been made redundant, just as parliament is set to debate the possible part-privitisation...
24 Sep 2008
Garden leave or gardening leave is a period whereby an employee continues to receive their normal salary despite having been given notice of dismissal and being ordered to serve out a period of notice at home – or “in the garden”.
10 Sep 2008
Tarique Ghaffur has claimed he is being victimised for making a complaint about race discrimination against the Metropolitan Police, after...
16 Jul 2008
SG&R Valuation Service Co v Boudrais & Others
9 May 2006
Employee fraud has doubled in two years, and today's technology means corporate information is more susceptible than ever. Our experts show how HR can help to prevent company property from falling into the wrong hands.
3 Jul 2005
The Ashley Cole 'tapping up' case with Chelsea has raised some important employment law issues regarding what employees can and can't do when they want to leave. By Christopher Braganza
12 Apr 2005
7 Nov 2000
The power to put a senior executive or a highly skilled employee on garden leave is often exercised by employers...
5 Sep 2000
Be armed with contractual provisions in order to protect business interests when losing employees to competitors
Putting the right provisions...
18 Apr 2000
Employers must word contracts carefully to allow them to sack staff instantly for failing to meet set standards
1 Apr 2000
Recruiting teams from rivals is often the only realistic way of resourcing fast-growing operations. But there are many practical factors to consider, warns Sam Whitaker