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Can an employee extend their probation? We have an employee

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Can an employee extend their probation? We have an employee who is not happy and has requested their probation be extended. We want to pass probation and not allow him to extend. I'm lost here as never had this request before? Can we refuse and pass anyway

Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today.

It appears the last two questions I helped with were not rated and I have not been credited for the time I spent helping you, can you please rate these before I proceed with this query, many thanks:

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi I have checked and I have submitted ratings for all?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you able to answer the question?

Hi there, this one is still outstanding, could you please check:

Sorry to have to mention it but without a rating I am basically giving out free advice which would make my time on here pointless.

Anyway going back to your query – an employee cannot extend the probationary period themselves. A probation is an employer’s own internal performance measurement tool and only they can extend it, subject to having that right within the contract or having the employee’s consent. So you are entirely within your rights to refuse to allow an extension to the probation and pass it, even if he has not fulfilled the necessary criteria or requested an extension himself.

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