In Aug., a court reminded us that termination is simpler when employment is probationary when it upheld the dismissal of a medical evacuation pilot terminated during her 6-month probation period. The company didn’t take issue with her skills; it fired the pilot because she didn’t fit in. This might not have been enough to justify firing a regular employee for just cause, the court acknowledged. But because the employment in this case was probationary, the company could terminate her not being suitable [Langford v. Carson Air Ltd., 2015 BCSC 1458 (CanLII) Aug. 19, 2015].
OK to Fire Probationary Employee for Lack of “Suitability”
When you’re starting to drown between employee concerns, payroll duties and helping your CEO -- HR Insider is there to help get the logistical work out of the way.
Need a policy because of a recent regulatory change? We’ve got it for you. Need some quick training on a specific HR topic? We’ve got it for you. HR Insider provides the resources you need to craft, implement and monitor policies with confidence. Our team of experts (which includes lawyers, analysts and HR professionals) keep track of complex legislation, pending changes, new interpretations and evolving case law to provide you with the policies and procedures to keep you ahead of problems. FIND OUT MORE...