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What is a probationary period and what should I bear in mind?

You and your employer can get to know one another during the probationary period and make sure it is a good fit. A probationary period is only valid if it is agreed upon. During the probationary period, you or the employer may terminate the contract of employment—without stating reasons—with notice period of 2 weeks.

Please note: The notice period may be shorter in some collective agreements. A probationary period is not an internship and must, as agreed in the contract, be paid. Legislation governs the permitted length of a probationary period. The Fair Integration advice centres are happy to advise you on this.