Employees on Probation: Can You Dismiss for Poor Performance?

You decide to hire a new employee, but neither of you is entirely sure that the “fit” will be right. Will the job suit the new hire and vice versa?

The good news is that our law allows you to employ someone new on a probationary basis precisely so that you can determine suitability, but beware – that does not mean that you have carte blanche to dismiss him/her at will during the period of probation. In fact if any form of corrective action should become necessary you have to ensure that it is “fair” in every respect.

Let’s have a look at how you should go about doing that, at the applicable Code of Good Practice, and at a practical example recently decided in the Labour Appeal Court…

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By | 2019-11-04T14:05:54+00:00 November 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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