Probationary PeriodsPosted in : Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 24 July 2012
Louise Keane writes:
This article article examines the ever challenging area of probationary periods in this article. Key issues that arise are;
1. Why are probationary periods necessary?
2. What terms should a probationary clause contain?
3. How long should a probationary period be?
4. How to handle terminating a contract within a probationary period?
A 2011 Labour Court decision illustrates the extreme care that must be taken by an employer in the termination of an employee contract during a probationary period. In Irish Postmasters Union –v- A Worker (CD/10/839) the Labour Court awarded the
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