Dismissing staff who have less than a year’s service

If you run a business, don’t assume that your newer workers are without legal protection in their first 12 months of employment

27th November, 2016

It is unwise for employers to assume that newer employees have no legal protections until they have a certain level of service. There are an increasing number of legal avenues open to employees, even those with very short service.

Regardless of length of service, it is prudent to actively manage employees though a probation period, flag any concerns and, if appropriate, extend the probation.

While employees with less than 12 months’ service do not typically...

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