First Tuesday Q&A

The claimant was dismissed by reason of gross misconduct and in particular.

If you feel that someone on probation has not performed well enough, what onus is on the employer to engage in performance improvement before deciding not to keep them on?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A NI on 05/11/2013 In general terms, there are no statutory provisions which dictate what an employer should and shouldn’t do in terms of performance management during an employee’s probationary period. Normally, the contract of employment agreed between the parties will dictate the length of the probationary period;...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Probation

Is it possible to extend a six month probationary period by another six months at the end of the six months?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A NI on 07/08/2012 It is possible to extend a six month probationary period by an additional six months. It is advisable, however, that you first check the wording of the existing probationary period clause to see if it allows any scope for the probationary period to be extended. If it doesn’t allow for an extension ...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Contracts of Employment Probation