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Unfair dismissal: Tribunals hold test of reasonableness is less onerous where dismissed employee is on trial

This report relates to 2 case(s)

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    JM Hamblin v London Borough of Ealing [1975] IRLR 354 IT (0 other reports)

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    PJ Flude v The Post Office [1975] IRLR 330 IT (0 other reports)

Now that employees need only six months service to qualify for bringing a complaint of unfair dismissal, some doubts have been expressed as to the efficacy of probationary periods of longer than six months. A number of recent cases, however, indicate that Tribunals may allow management more latitude in the dismissal of a probationary employee on grounds of failing to meet the required standards than they would do in ordinary unfair dismissal cases.