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During garden leave the employer can request you not to attend work, but at the same time they cannot just change your role or job description and they must still adhere to your contract of employment. This means that if they wanted you to do any work during that period, they must ensure it follows your contract and what you can be expected to undertake under it. In essence that means still following your job description and duties. Whilst occasional additional work not specifically mentioned could be requested, that does not mean just introducing ongoing changes for the whole duration and if you think the current tasks do not conform to your contract, you can refuse to do them, or at least challenge the employer and remind them that you will only be doing the job description you are contracted to do. If they cannot do that as well, then you should either be allowed to do it, or simply be left without any work and free from any unrelated duties.
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