B.C. case highlights downsides of probationWhile popular, clause not recommended by expertsBy Sarah Dobson03/20/2017|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/20/2017 As common as they may be, probationary periods just don’t make a lot of sense, according to legal experts — an opinion seemingly reinforced by a recent decision from the Supreme Court of British Columbia.The case involved a man who was on a six-month probation and was let go after two months. He was given no notice so he sued for wrongful dismissal — and the court agreed, awarding damages that included three months’ pay.The case begs the question: Why bother with probation? said Erin Brandt, barrister and solicitor at Kent Employment Law in Vancouver. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.