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Dismissal on probation

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What is a probation period?
Dismissal on probation is difficult for a normal unfair dismissal claim because you would not have accrued the two years necessary for a claim in the employment tribunal. It is the fact that you would usually not have been working with your employer for two years that impacts on your right to sue for unfair dismissal, and not the fact that you are in a period of probation.
You may have reduced workplace benefits such as sick and holiday pay or entitlement to notice during your probationary period. Other than this, the  'probationer' label has almost no effect on t...

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From 6th April 2020 the Written Statement of Employment Particulars must contain details of any probationary period, including conditions applicable to it and its duration. The probationary period is defined as a temporary period specified in the contract of employment or other workers contract between a worker and an employer that commences at the beginning of employment and is intended to enable the employer to assess the worker’s suitability for the employment. [ERA 1996, section 1(4)(ga) & 1(6)]




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