90 day trial period
The trial period is a voluntary agreement between you and your employer and has to be written in your employment agreement or contract.
What is a trial period?
The 90 day trial period starts when you begin working. It means that your employer can fire you during the trial period without giving a reason.
You'll need to:
- sign the agreement before starting work
- know that your employer can fire you during your first 90 days at work.
If you've worked past the 90 day trial period without being dismissed, you’ll automatically be made permanent.
During the trial period:
- your employer has to give you notice that they're going to fire you
- you can bring a personal grievance if you've been treated unfairly in other ways (eg discrimination or harassment)
- you can't bring a personal grievance against your employer for unfair dismissal.