No. An employer is only permitted to extend your probationary period where it is in your interest to do so. For example, he or she may extend your probationary period where your absence from work due to illness or injury makes your actual working time on the job insufficient for your employer to make a fair assessment of your suitability for the job.
During your probationary period your employer is expected to ensure that you are given orientation and guidance on how your job should be done and how you should conduct yourself at the job. Your employer should inform you of the company’s human resources policies, its administrative procedures and health and safety policies. Your employer should also provide supervision and regular feedback on your performance.
No. An employer must have a valid and fair reason for dismissing a worker at all times, including during the probationary period. That reason must be connected with the worker’s ability to perform or his conduct on the job or redundancy where the job has been abolished.
No. Any effort by an employer to offer terms and conditions that are less favourable than those of the Code is not legal. Your employer may offer you better conditions than those of the Code where it is fair to do so.