Don’t assume all employees have probationary periods

There is widespread confusion regarding probationary periods in Canada: Lawyer
By Stuart Rudner
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 11/03/2011

There is widespread confusion regarding “probationary periods” in Canada.

Many employers, HR professionals and employees assume every new hire automatically has a probationary period.

But there is no such rule. Employers that dismiss workers during the first three months of employment and assume they have no obligation to provide them with notice of dismissal or pay in lieu thereof can face liability for wrongful dismissal.