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