Pro­ba­tion pe­riod: can you be fired if firm is strug­gling?

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It is a com­mon prac­tise for an em­ployee in a new job to have ei­ther a six­month or a three-month pro­ba­tion­ary pe­riod, dur­ing which pe­riod ei­ther party (em­ployer or em­ployee) can ter­mi­nate the con­tract with im­me­di­ate ef­fect. It is to­tally ac­cept­able for a con­tract to be ter­mi­nated on the ba­sis of non­per­for­mance. But is it le­gal for a em­ployer to ter­mi­nate a con­tract based on re­struc­tur­ing? How fair is it for a com­pany to em­ploy a per­son and on com­ple­tion of 5 months of the con­tract to ter­mi­nate the con­tract on the ba­sis that the com­pany is not per­form­ing as ex­pected - mar­kets have been down and so you are not re­quired to con­tinue work­ing with us. Still within in the pro­ba­tion pe­riod the em­ployee gets no ben­e­fit at all from the com­pany. Can some­one please help with ad­vice. Pearl Dubai

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