Can they force me into the garden? Know Your Rights Justin Madders.
Q: I am an accountant and have just told my boss I will be handing
in my month's notice at the end of the week to join another
practice. When I told him, he said he would probably put me on garden
leave and that I won't be allowed to turn up for work for the
notice period. I have checked my contract and it does mention garden
leave, but I don't want to stay at home, so would like to know if
they can force me to? Justin says: Garden leave covers the situation
where an employee would still be paid as normal although, because of
particular circumstances (such as yours), the company does not want you
to attend work. As you are still an employee, they can require you to
stay home rather than attend work. You may want to try and negotiate an
earlier leaving time.