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Appendix A14.8

Compensation in lieu of notice and gardening leave

1. Compensation in lieu of notice (CILON)

If an individual does not appeal or seek redeployment or if their appeal/redeployment request has been dealt with, management has discretion to terminate their appointment in advance of their contractual termination of notice date, subject to making a payment for CILON).

2. Gardening leave

Establishment management may decide that there is insufficient work for an individual or there are security or other considerations which indicate that the individual should not remain on site while their redundancy is being processed. In such cases, management has the discretion to require the individual to take paid leave of absence, sometimes known as ‘gardening leave’. In this event, management must ensure that their decision is conveyed in a sensitive and supportive manner by the Director or another senior member of management. The local TU representatives must be informed in advance. Management must also make sure that the individual has reasonable access to:

  • Their trade union representatives
  • The establishment’s Staff Support Group (if applicable)
  • Resettlement training and counselling services
  • The Employment Code
  • Facilities which they may need to construct an appeal, to help with job searches or for other purposes linked to their redundancy
  • The Civil Service Jobs Portal

Last updated 29/01/16
Amendment 189 - January 2016