90 Day Trial Periods

A valid trial period gives an employer the opportunity to assess a new employee’s fit, ability, and performance.  Trial periods can last for a maximum of 90 days.  If the trial period is valid, it enables an employer to dismiss an employee either during or before the end of the trial period, and then prevents the employee from raising a personal grievance or other legal proceedings regarding the dismissal.  Employees can still raise grievances for other claims, including for disadvantage, discrimination and/or harassment.

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