Unfair Dismissals Act 1977
Dismissal during probation or training.
3.— (1) F29 [ Except in so far as any provision of this Act otherwise provides ] This Act shall not apply in relation to the dismissal of an employee during a period starting with the commencement of the employment when he is on probation or undergoing training—
( a) if his contract of employment is in writing, the duration of the probation or training is 1 year or less and is specified in the contract, or
( b) if his contract of employment was made before the commencement of this Act and was not in writing and the duration of the probation or training is 1 year or less.
(2) This Act shall not apply in relation to the dismissal of an employee during a period starting with the commencement of the employment when he is undergoing training for the purpose of becoming qualified or registered, as the case may be, as a nurse, pharmacist, health inspector, medical laboratory technician, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, speech therapist, radiographer or social worker.
Inserted (30.01.1995) by Maternity Protection Act 1994 (34/1994), s. 38(3), S.I. No. 16 of 1995.
Modifications (not altering text):
Application of section restricted (1.10.1993) by Unfair Dismissals (Amendment) Act 1993 (22/1993), s. 14, commenced as per s. 17(4).
Dismissal of persons during apprenticeship, training, etc., or during first year of service, for trade union membership or activities.
14.—Sections 2 (1), 3 and 4 and subsections (1) and (6) of section 6 of the Principal Act shall not apply to a person referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of the said section 2 (1) or the said section 3 or 4 who is dismissed if the dismissal results wholly or mainly from one or more of the matters referred to in subsection (2) (a) of the said section 6.