Introductory Period

The introductory period is intended to give new employees the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to achieve a satisfactory level of performance and to determine whether the new position meets their expectations. Imua Physical Therapy uses this period to evaluate employee capabilities, work habits, and overall performance. Either the employee or Imua Physical Therapy may end the employment relationship at will at any time during or after the introductory period, with or without cause or advance notice.

All new and rehired employees work on an introductory basis for the first 90 calendar days after their date of hire. Employees who are promoted or transferred within Imua Physical Therapy must complete a secondary introductory period of the same length with each reassignment to a new position. Any significant absence will automatically extend an introductory period by the length of the absence. If Imua Physical Therapy determines that the designated introductory period does not allow sufficient time to thoroughly evaluate the employee’s performance, the introductory period may be extended for a specified period.

In cases of promotions or transfers within Imua Physical Therapy, an employee who, in the sole judgment of management, is not successful in the new position can be removed from that position at any time during the secondary introductory period. If this occurs, the employee may be allowed to return to his or her former job or to a comparable job for which the employee is qualified, depending on the availability of such positions and Imua Physical Therapy’s needs.

Upon satisfactory completion of the initial introductory period, employees enter the “regular” employment classification.

Employment status is not changed during the secondary introductory period that results from a promotion or transfer within Imua Physical Therapy.

Policy No.  205  Issued  10/21/2012  Applicable  1/20/2013

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