Garden Leave Clauses in Contracts of Employment - A Thorny Subject?Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 14 November 2017
What are garden leave clauses?
‘Garden leave’ is where an employer requires the employee to stay at home on full pay during their notice period. Except in limited circumstances the right to put an employee on garden leave must be effected by way of an express clause. Placing the employee on garden leave means that the employee remains employed and subject to their terms and conditions, and so it is a useful tool where the employee is going to work for a competitor or there is a risk they may damage the employer’s business in some way.
Are garden leave clauses enforceable?
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