Drafting Employment Contracts: How to reap the benefits of a probationary clause

Michelle Last explains why probationary periods can be so valuable for employers and how to obtain maximum advantage from the inclusion of a probationary clause in employment contracts ‘It is important to note that probationary periods do not undermine an employee’s statutory rights. Rather, they give the employer the option to provide lesser entitlements until …
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Cases Referenced

  • Haines Lee v Relate [2003] UKEAT 1458/01/2703
  • Peckett v Ministry of Justice (2009) unreported Employment Tribunal Case No 1810129/09
  • Post Office v Mughal [1977] ICR 763
  • Przybylska v Modus Telecom Ltd [2007] UKEAT/0566/06/0602
  • White v London Transport Executive [1981] IRLR 261