gardening leave


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gardening leave

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garden leave

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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) informal Brit a period during which an employee who is about to leave a company continues to receive a salary but does not work
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King, who was back in Glasgow this week, has reached a settlement with former boss Ally McCoist, who had been on gardening leave.
The former Ibrox manager has been on gardening leave since last December after tendering his resignation.
Both Warburton and Weir will continue in their roles for the remainder of this season, but McParland, who parted company with Liverpool in November 2013, has been placed on gardening leave with immediate effect.
Assistant manager David Weir will also leave in the summer while sporting director Frank McParland has been placed on gardening leave.
He was on gardening leave, he was not suspended, he was on gardening leave.
Mr Bains, who is of Sikh origin, went on gardening leave last November after a report by Ofsted concluded he had a "dysfunctional" relationship with the governors.
Fallows replaces the long-serving Peter Prodromou, who has been placed on a period of gardening leave prior to his departure to McLaren that was revealed in October last year.
The Albion head coach has been relieved of his duties and placed on gardening leave following a miserable run that has seen them win just seven of their 34 Premier League games in 2013.
Two of the UK's biggest printers have their sales director on gardening leave due to an unusual incidence of simultaneous recruitment activity.
Post Sport understands Mackay will not resign from his post, despite seeing one of his most-trusted aides suspended and subsequently being placed on gardening leave, but the move has put his position under scrutiny.
Chelsea do not want to lose him and will put him on gardening leave rather than let United snap him up by January - with his knowledge of all the players being chased by Jose Mourinho.
Lowe will join ex-McLaren ace Lewis Hamilton, already at Mercedes, although he will see out his contract on gardening leave before being released to Brackley for 2014, the report added.