Menu

Myth 3 - Probationary Period

Myth

Holidays start to accrue once the probationary period is successfully completed.

Fact

Probationary periods have no meaning in law, so the existence of a probationary period will not affect a new employee's length of service or statutory employment rights.

Statutory rights – including the right not to be unfairly dismissed – that are dependent on a minimum period of service will be based on length of service from the employee's original start date, not from the date that marks the end of the probationary period.

Holidays will therefore start to accrue from day one of your employment