Fertile ground

July 10, 1998

Ken Macaldowie, vice-chairman of Glasgow Caledonian University's court, has been giving evidence at an unfair dismissal hearing brought by former principal Stan Mason (see story above). He described Dr Mason as having been on "gardening leave". Ian Truscott QC, counsel for the university, intervened: "I believe the term is garden leave. What you do with it is a matter of taste."

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