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Why are you on gardening leave and how long is this for?
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Many thanks for your patience. During a garden leave period you are still an employee of the company and are being paid by them as normal. So you would still be bound by the terms of your contract and the first thing you need to check is whether there is a clause restricting you from being employed elsewhere whilst oy work for this employer. Even without such a clause, your employer can argue that you must be exclusively available to them for the times of the day when you would normally be working for them and working elsewhere means they could potentially withhold your pay for the days you worked elsewhere