- the temporary closing of a business or the refusal by an employer to allow employees to come to work until they accept the employer's terms.
A lockout is a temporary work stoppage or denial of employment initiated by the management of a company during a labor dispute. That is different from a strike in which employees refuse to work. ... It is therefore referred to as the antithesis of strike.
Lockout, the tactic of withholding employment, typically used by employers to hinder union organization or to gain leverage in labor disputes.PausedPaused