gardening leave

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gardening leave

A euphemism for informal/unofficial suspension from NHS work in the UK, which has been imposed (suggested, encouraged) on a doctor or healthcare professional by his/her supervisors when patient safety or the quality of his/her work has been questioned.
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As the economy continues to flat-line and companies look to protect their interests even more vehemently - I certainly expect to see business leaders continuing to dig their heels in and make garden leave a far more litigious area than before.
Garden leave describes the situation where an employee is given notice of termination of his/her employment but is not required to work during the notice period but receives his/her normal pay for the period of notice.
When I told him he said he would probably put me on garden leave, and that I won't be allowed to turn up for work for the notice period.
I have checked my contract and it does mention garden leave, but I don't want to stay at home so would like to know if they can force me to stay at home?
When I told him he said that he would probably put me on garden leave and I won't be allowed to turn up for work for the notice period.
The lad from Buxton, Derbyshire, had the brainwave while watching his father sweep up garden leaves.
New research suggests the grey field slug is in fact a discerning diner seeking out specific garden leaves to complement its diet.
IGGLEPIGGLE, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka have said goodbye to Merseyside children as In the Night Garden leaves Liverpool.