Portland, OR asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Oregon

Q: Probation periods and how do they work?

Recently my husband was fired from his work place because he got into an accident on company time with a company vehicle. When he tried to file a claim for unjust termination, the work place told him he couldn't do it because he has no union behind him because he wasn't past the probation period. The probation period is 90 days, which he passed a month ago. They claim that it didn't count because he only worked 86 days in total, but he's been employed with the company for 4 months now, which is way past the 90 day probation period. Does the probation mean he had to have worked that amount of days or be employed that long?

1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: I would suggest contacting a law firm that handles union cases (labor law), such as McKanna Bishop Joffe, as they handle those types of cases. The probation period and rules associated with it should be in the collective bargaining agreement, which the union would have a copy of.

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