Should an internal disciplinary procedure be applied to an employee who is on probation?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 4 November 2019
Johanna Cunningham
Arthur Cox

The probationary period provides a suitable amount of time to an employer to be able to assess an employee before confirming continued employment. Probationary periods generally last between three to six months. An employee’s contract will usually provide that, during the probationary period, employment can be terminated on shorter notice than the notice to which they will be entitled upon completion of the probationary period. The most common notice period during probationary periods is one week.

It should be stated in the employer's disciplinary policy and/or probation clause in the

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Johanna Cunningham
Arthur Cox

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