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How do I deal with an employee who is under performing during their probationary period?

Article Written by Sue Berry on 29th March 2015. Revised 23rd July 2017.

Where an employee is failing to perform during their probationary period there is an onus on the employer to provide training to support the person. Where this training does not lead to improved performance, and there is a belief that the person will not meet expressed minimum requirements of the role then the person may be dismissed.

Despite having only been with the firm a short time, the dismissal must be carried out fairly to avoid the risk of a wrongful dismissal claim.

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