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90-Day Trial Period

Published December 11, 2018 Author: Andrew Felix Rose

Before committing to hire permanently, an employer is allowed to trial a new employee for up to the first 90 days of their employment. This arrangement must be agreed to in writing before the employee starts their first day of work.

Trial periods are an effective way to find out if a new employee is capable of doing the job and a good fit for the company. All employees on a trial period are entitled to the same minimum employment rights as permanent employees.

If the employer is not happy with the arrangement they can dismiss the employee. The employee cannot bring a personal grievance or unfair dismissal claim against the employer if reasonable notice was given.

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