Probationary Dismissal - What is the Procedure?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 12 May 2022
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Probationary Dismissal; Misconduct; Disciplinary action

Then moving on to probationary periods. So you chatted earlier there about the length of a probation period and most of our listeners would have six months . . . is that and you mentioned the LRA guidance and that, so is it okay to have longer probationary periods.

What are the issues with having too long a probationary period?

Seamus: Well, I mean, certainly, the starting point in this is that some employers will have . . . not all of them, but the majority of employers will have something in the contract of employment that says that the position is permanent but subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period. And usually that probationary period is used by the employer, they

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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