gardening leave - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] business informal 

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/ˈɡɑː(r)d(ə)nɪŋ ˌliːv/

or garden leave 

  1. a period during which an employee who is leaving an organization continues to be paid but does not go to work, in order to stop them accessing or sharing confidential information