Question: What is ‘gardening leave’?Answer:
Gardening leave is a term used to describe a situation where an employee stops working at their place of work and is also stopped from starting new employment as they are still technically employed under the employment agreement. Gardening leave is usually insisted upon in higher paid and executive positions. Often the particular employment contract will set out the terms on which the employee can be put on gardening leave. It is also important to include a restraint of trade which will cover the employee after the end of the employment.