Probationary Employees

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This page provides answers to the following questions:

1. What is a "probationary employee"?

2. What is a probationary period?

3. I am a union member. What does it mean for me to be a probationary employee?

4. I have been placed on probation by my employer for disciplinary reasons. What is the legal significance of being on probation?

5. As a probationary employee, am I still covered by employment laws?

6. As a probationary employee, am I eligible to take family/medical leave?

7. As a probationary employee, am I eligible for unemployment benefits?

8. As a probationary employee, am I eligible for vacation pay?

1. What is a "probationary employee"?

A worker may be considered "probationary" in a few situations: