G for Garden Leave

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 9 February 2011
Catherine O'Flynn
William Fry
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1. What is Garden Leave?

Garden leave refers to a situation whereby a clause is inserted into a contract of employment which allows the employer, where notice of termination has been given (usually by either party) to request that the employee remain at home during the notice period and not attend at the place of work unless instructed to do so. The contractual relationship remains in place and the employee remains an employee until the expiry of the notice period.

2. Why have a Garden Leave Clause?

Garden leave clauses were initially used for senior executives and those with access to trade secrets but are increasingly becoming more common. A garden leave clause

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Catherine O'Flynn
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