Do probationary periods apply to staff members redeployed to a different role within a business?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 7 May 2019
Arthur Cox
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Probationary periods are frequently used for new employees, but also can be applied for those redeployed or promoted within the same organisation. If this is the case, a probationary period needs to be clearly communicated to the employee. This can be done by including a probationary clause in the newly issued contract of employment, but it is best practice to also reiterate this verbally to the employee to ensure they understand the length and nature of their probationary period. The employee must then satisfy the employer of their suitability for the role before the new contract is confirmed.

By entering into a probationary period, the employer is expected to conduct a reasonable

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