we have advised him that its not appropriate, but I was wondering if there was anything legal we could say
Hi sorry I was offline by the time you had replied. A formal gardening leave period will generally be subject to the specific terms in a garden leave clause and there could be a list of restrictions in there that deal with the options during that period. However, this may not be a detailed or exhaustive list so it could sometimes be down to the employer to introduce additional restrictions as necessary. The law is not very clear on this so there will be potential disputes but you can state that as a garden leave period is specifically designed to restrict the exposure of employees to clients, customers or suppliers or to fellow employees during their notice period then it is a reasonable request that they do not attend a client’s party during their garden leave period. You can also remind them that failure to adhere to such a request could amount to a disciplinary matter so it is best for all parties concerned if he does not attend.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
answered my question
he didnt turn up anyway!
ah ok good, you are welcome and all the best
can you close the session so I can pay you
should be able to rate now, thanks