Hot topics - References and Probation
There is no specific legislation relating to employment references it is an area which continues to cause concerns for our clients:
Although there is no specific legislation relating to employment references this is an area which continues to cause concerns for our clients. Case law has established a number of principles and it is important that these are fully adhered to so that the risk to your establishment is minimised when either providing an employment reference for a current or former employee or acting on a reference received for a prospective employee.
Another area for concern is the management of probation periods:
The management of probation periods continues to generate a number of calls to our HR Advisory service.
With regard to teaching staff, once they have completed their NQT induction period they are not subject to any further probation periods if they move schools.
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