No. An employer must have a valid and fair reason for dismissing a worker at all times, including during the probationary period. That reason must be connected with the worker’s ability to perform or his conduct on the job or redundancy where the job has been abolished.
No. Any effort by an employer to offer terms and conditions that are less favourable than those of the Code is not legal. Your employer may offer you better conditions than those of the Code where it is fair to do so.