This article posted on our partner site examines what “probation” means to both an employer and an employee in respect of obligations and rights on termination. In particular, it explains what a probationary period is and its legality in Ontario. The article is relevant because it delves into how the concept of probationary period is different at common law than under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. For example, one difference regarding termination is that the Act sets out minimum standards that employers must adhere to while common law obligations can often impose higher standards.


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