What is probationary period?
The trial period is a “trial period” for new hires. It is the time when new workers are tested before they are allowed to continue working permanently. The probationary period is designed to assess the applicant’s performance and suitability for the job. It ensures that applicants are adequately qualified, but it also protects employers from hiring people who may not be qualified or fit for the position. In most cases, probationary employees will receive lower wages than permanent employees until they are fully accepted into their positions as part of the company’s continuing workforce.
Probationary Period in Saudi Arabia
The following is the Saudi labor law during the trial period:
(1) The trial period must be clearly specified in the employment contract and must not exceed 90 days. The test may be extended up to 180 days if both parties agree, but this will require the worker’s written consent.
(2) A worker may not be placed under supervision more than once by the same employer.
(3) The worker may be subjected to another probationary period provided that:
- This period involves another profession.
- Or another work.
- A period of at least six months has elapsed since the termination of the worker’s employment with the employer.
(4) If the contract is terminated during the trial period, both parties will not be entitled to compensation, and the worker will not receive severance pay.
(5) The trial period does not include the Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha holidays and sick leave.