Yukon consults on employment probation period

Yukon consults on employment probation period The Yukon government wants to know if the probationary period for new employees should be shortened from six months to three.

The Yukon government wants to know if the probationary period for new employees should be shortened from six months to three.

Currently, an employer can fire someone without cause during the first six months of employment.

The NDP Opposition and labour groups have called for a shorter probation period.

Only Yukon, New Brunswick and P.E.I. have a probationary period of six months. In Manitoba, it is 30 days.

Last year NDP MLA Jan Stick proposed a motion calling on the government to consult Yukoners on the change.

The motion passed unanimously after it was amended by the Yukon Party to remove time constraints.

In addition to the question of probation, the consultation survey also asks if Yukoners would like to see a longer allowable period of unpaid leave for parents with a child who is sick, is missing, or has died as a result of a crime.

It also asks how long a person should have been with their employer in order to qualify for that leave.

Input will be accepted through January 31 at www.community.gov.yk.ca/es.html.