the refusal by an employer to allow employees to come in to work until agreement is reached, as on contract terms
The withholding of work from employees and closing down of a workplace by an employer during a labor dispute. Also called shutout.
- The opposite of a strike, a labor disruption where management refuses to allow workers into a plant to work even if they are willing.
- The action of installing a lock to keep someone out of an area, such as eviction of a tenant by changing the lock.
- (computing) A situation where the system is not responding to input.
lockout - Legal Definition
An employer’s refusal to allow employees to work, in retaliation for union activity or a labor dispute.