"Cause" Needed to Terminate During Probationary Period in Korea?
Korean Labor & Employment law is a labyrinth that the majority of our clients struggle with on a near daily basis. For many foreign-capital invested companies, doing business in Korea, the major risk shall be from employees. One issue that a client has, recently, requested answered is if an employer needs “cause” to terminate an employee during a contractually imposed 3-month probationary period. The answer is a resounding YES. An employer must provide some reason to an employee for termination even under a contractually imposed probationary. The Supreme Court has noted that: “An employers have a broad right to