From 1 April 2011, all employers will be able to rely on a 90 day “grievance free” trial period for new employees providing that: 1. The employer has not previously employed the employee; 2. The 90 day grievance free trial period is recorded in a written employment agreement. 3. The employment agreement is signed before the employee commences his/her work. Employers will have the confidence to hire new employees without facing a personal grievance on the grounds of dismissal should the employment relationship be terminated within the trial period. However, it is important to note that the grievance free trial period will only apply to potential claims of unjustified dismissal during the initial 90 days of employment. Employers will still be liable for other types of grievance claims during this period, including claims of sexual or racial harassment, discrimination, or unjustified disadvantage.

2017-05-19T12:17:30+00:00 August 1st, 2011|