Employee rights during probation

Employers often require new hires to complete a probationary period before their permanent position is confirmed.

Probation periods benefit both you and the new member of your team. It allows each of you to see if you’re a good fit and to see whether the employee is likely to work out in the long-term.

Probation periods are usually for a fixed period – usually three or six months – and your new employee will be exempt from some statutory rights..

However, there are plenty of employment rights that apply from day 1 of employment with you. So, it’s important for you as an employer to make sure you’re getting all the details right and you’re still complying with the law.

In this free guide, we’ve set out some of the most relevant employment rights and confirmed whether they apply within probation.

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