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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The head of the Secret Intelligence Service calls in agent Tom Kell, who is on gardening leave for a past misdemeanor.
RANGERS last night put Ally McCoist on gardening leave amidst fears he was ready to use the Ibrox agm to voice his anger at the running of the club.
The great thing is that it brought in another of those terms that make you smile - 'gardening leave'.
Andrew Hurley, a pounds 54,000-a-year IT specialist employed by the WAO, said he had been sent on gardening leave the day before he was due to start an investigation into concerns the NHS body Health Solutions Wales may have been breaching protocols relating to patient confidential information.
Bruce was put on gardening leave for five weeks by furious Palace chairman Simon Jordan when he walked out on his Eagles contract nearly three years ago to join Blues.
Bruce has been on "gardening leave" after Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan won an injunction to prevent him leaving for the Blues until he had worked a period of notice.
Ricksen was upset to learn McCoist may not be allowed to attend the game under the terms of his 'gardening leave'.
QPR have been negotiaitng pay-offs for former boss Mark Hughes and all of his coaching staff plus transfer supremo Mike Rigg who has been put on gardening leave.
The Premier League club have placed him on gardening leave with immediate effect, with ex-Town manager Brian Horton and Steve Parkin taking charge of the first team until further notice.
A senior it specialist working at the Wales Audit Office says he was sent on gardening leave as he was about to start an inquiry into the possible irregular disclosure of confidential patient information.
Bruce has been on "gardening leave" after Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan won a High Court injunction to prevent him leaving for Blues until he had worked a period of notice.
Fred is hanging up his mic on his Radio Scotland show in March while his old telly mate Ally is on gardening leave from Ibrox.