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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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He said: "The gardening leave is now finished and it's been a frustrating year.
ICICI will give senior executives who depart the option of paying the bank an unspecified amount of money to avoid having to serve the gardening leave.
A source connected with the free school said staff were told on Tuesday afternoon that Mrs Hammond had been put on gardening leave by a group of governors at 9.
It said: "Rangers would like to announce that Ally McCoist is relinquishing his duties as manager and will serve out the remainder of his 12-month notice period on gardening leave.
Assistant Kevin Keen has also been placed on gardening leave.
Clarke's assistant Kevin Keen has also been placed on gardening leave.
ISS Facility Services Landscaping in UK and charity Gardening Leave are teaming up this summer to provide Armed Forces veterans across London with horticultural therapy.
2010: Hull formally parted company with manager Phil Brown, who had been placed on gardening leave from March 19.
Mr Simpson was placed on gardening leave after serious management issues came to light in February.
FORMER Wales forward Paul Moriarty has kept his job at Newcastle despite head coach Alan Tait being put out on gardening leave.
He said: "I never wanted to be put on gardening leave for six months.
Global Banking News-October 14, 2010--ICICI Bank considering gardening leave for top employees(C)2010 ENPublishing - http://www.