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What does “probationary period” mean?

A probationary period is a time that is set at the beginning of a new job. You will be paid normally during the probationary period. The length of the probationary period is stated in your employment contract. It may last a maximum of 6 months.

During this time, you test whether you like the work. Your employer can also check whether you are allowed to continue working.

During this time you can resign without giving a reason. Your employer can also dismiss you without giving reasons. The notice period is then only 2 weeks.

Depending on the collective agreement, this period may be shorter.