Termination documents ❭ Probation and early termination document templates
Probation can be broadly defined as a trial period for newly recruited workers. Probation periods commonly last for three months, six months, or a year.
Employees on a probationary period won't have worked for you long enough to qualify for unfair dismissal protection. However, they are still protected against harassment and dismissal for 'protected reasons' such as gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion and cultural background.
Termination of employment (short service) letter template
It may be that you do not think an individual is the right fit for your company, or there could have been various conduct or capability issues that have raised legitimate concerns.
You may therefore legally dismiss an employee with less than 2 years service without the need to demonstrate a fair reason for the dismissal, and with no obligation to go through a fair disciplinary or dismissal procedure.
Employees only gain statutory protection against unfair dismissal after accruing two years’ continuous service with the same employer.
View my Termination template packThe 2 Probation and early termination document templates listed above can also be purchased as part of my Termination template pack.
Confidentiality, or not disclosing certain information, is important in a wide range of jobs
Disciplinary procedures enable you to ensure that employees keep to the rules
Absence and attendance policies
Absence policies allow you to promote your company culture and values in terms of how you approach absence management
Code of conduct policies
Every company should have a code of conduct outlining how employees are supposed to interact and behave while at work