90-day trial periods: no get-out-of-jail-free card

90-day trial periods: no get-out-of-jail-free card
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Rebecca Rendle
In line with the government’s pre-election promise, it has acted quickly to reintroduce 90-day trial periods for employers with 20 or more employees.  I had anticipated there would not be much uptake from larger employers, but I have already had a number of requests for clauses and guidance. The first thing employers should know is that trial periods are not a get-out-of-jail-free card, and they should proceed with caution to avoid unwittingly exposing their business to claims.  Dismissal based on a valid trial period only...

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