Managing Probation Periods

Posted in : Webinar Recordings on 12 March 2021
Caroline Reidy
The HR Suite
Issues covered: Managing Probation

Legal Island's Rolanda Markey is joined by Caroline McEnery, Managing Director of The HR Suite and HR and Employment Law Expert.

In this webinar recording, Caroline discusses the management of probationary periods and the implications of recent case law. This includes consideration of the following questions:

  • What should a probationary clause contain?
  • How often should performance be assessed/discussed during probation?
  • What happens if an employee is sick during a probationary period?
  • Can we discipline an employee during a probationary period?
  • What is good practice in managing probationary periods?
  • Can probationary periods be shortened as well as lengthened?
  • Dismissing during and after a

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This article is correct at 12/03/2021

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Caroline Reidy
The HR Suite

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