Singapore Expats Forum

Gardening Leave in Singapore

Discuss about getting a well paid job or career advancement. Ask about salaries, expat packages, CPF & taxes for expatriate.

Posts: 1
Joined: Mon, 11 Jul 2011

Gardening Leave in Singapore

Postby working4theman » Mon, 11 Jul 2011 1:55 pm

I gave notice to my firm, and was placed on "gardening leave" and told by my employer to not return to the office, and I might as well go traveling. my notice period is 90 days.

Then my employer assigned me to work for another company, not his own and one that her does not have a contract with. The project is one that, although I have the skill to do it, it is not covered by my employment contract. I have been told that this is illegal. I have also been told that my employer, once placing me on garden leave, can not assign me to report into an office, nor keep me from leaving the country if i choose to travel during this period.

Any advice or guidance on garden leave in Singapore?


-working for the man

User avatar
Posts: 878
Joined: Mon, 10 May 2010
Location: Taipa, Macau

Postby poodlek » Mon, 11 Jul 2011 2:15 pm

This sounds sooooooooo shady :-|

User avatar
Posts: 35168
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 11 Jul 2011 4:34 pm

Do you have the garden leave in writing? If so, you are cleared to tell 'em to kiss off. But, beware, they may use that as an excuse to hold your salary for the whole period until you notice period is finished and tax clearance is done (for which they may wait until 1 month before your final day to file.)

  • Similar Topics
    Last post

Return to “Careers & Jobs in Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest