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.