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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He's given notice and they have responded as is their prerogative by putting him on gardening leave.'
He added: "I intend to take some gardening leave for the rest of the summer to make a full recovery."
Lee, axed last year and replaced by Gary Megson, was put on gardening leave until October by Wanderers chief Phil Gartside.
JOHN Prescott's former secretary is on gardening leave. Wonder if she'll have a game of croquet?
Sacked Lee was put on gardening leave until October and Bolton planned to pay him on a monthly basis until his contract ran out.
He was suspended in January and is on 'gardening leave' while the council's education department investigate the parents' concerns.
Suitors haven't exactly come rushing in for the unemployed Swede who, ironically, is on gardening leave. Indeed, with chairmen more reluctant to let him near their football club than their wives, Sven may well have retired from the game without actually knowing it.
But the Police Federation of England and Wales fear some chief constables are "motivated by political correctness and act too quickly to put officers on gardening leave".
Laurie Dalrymple had been in the post since 2016 but the Black Country club confirmed in a statement that he had been placed on "gardening leave".
COUNCILLORS have begun considering in secret whether or not disciplinary action should be taken against the chief executive of Caerphilly council, who has been on "gardening leave" for more than six years.
COUNCILLORS have begun considering in secret whether disciplinary action should be taken against the chief executive of Caerphilly council, who has been on "gardening leave" for more than six years.