Absence during Probation: How Do I Handle It?Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 15 January 2019
Today Antoinette Vahey, Partner with Ronan Daly Jermyn considers this question:
“We hired a new employee in a permanent full-time role October 2018, with a six month probation period. Since commencement, the employee has been absent for a combined total of six weeks due to an eye infection for which he is medically certified and receiving treatment. We expect the employee to return to work next week. Given that he is still within his probationary period, can we terminate and hire someone else as we urgently need an employee in this role? His contract provides “either party can terminate the employment during the probationary period upon giving one week’s notice in writing”. How do I
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