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DRAFTING EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS: How to reap the benefits of a probationary clause

07 November 2017  

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

Employers often question the value and appropriateness of probationary periods for new employees. But when an employer faces the dawning realisation that their new employee may be more ‘super fail’ than ‘super star’, a well-drafted probationary period clause in the employment contract can prove invaluable.

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  • Case(s) 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

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