Probation

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Probation

1. An initial period of employment during which an employee is evaluated. Typically, it is easier to dismiss a new employee during probation. At the conclusion of the probation, the employer decides whether or not to keep the employee on staff. A new employee may not be eligible for some benefits during probation.

2. A period during which an employee has been warned that his/her performance may result in termination if it does not improve.
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A probationary period allows an employer and an employee to enter into an employment arrangement in an effort to learn whether the relationship would be a good fit for all involved," she says.
A probationary period may allow for streamlined terminations that do not require due process procedures.
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If an employer reneges on a promise to grant rights and benefits to a new hire as a reward for successfully completing a probationary period, the employer may be held liable.
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Even officers who make it through the probationary period may find their careers stymied by a lack of opportunity, savvy, or a host of other obstacles that keep some employees from advancing in their organizations.
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