Fiji: Workers’ probation not covered under employment law

It has always been unclear what rights new recruits have under labour law. Now the Employment Minister, Jone Usamate, has revealed that no employment protection exists for the first three months of employment. Neither, according to the Minister, does employment law apply to casual or part-time work. For established full-time workers there will be a new right from January 1st 2019 to five days paternity and family care leave.