It is correct that short serving employees (i.e. those with less than 2 years’ service) do not have protection from unfair dismissal in the same way that those employees with 2 years’ service. However, this does not mean that short serving employees can be dismissed without risk in all circumstances.
Certain claims, including for example discrimination, health and safety related dismissals and whistleblowing (to name but a few) do not have a minimum service requirement.
For a full list of claims someone can bring if they have less than 2 years’ service see: Claims: no qualifying service requirement
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