Extending probationary periods and terminating probationary employees

Summarily dismissing an employee on probation
By Brian Kenny
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 02/10/2010

Question: What are the implications in extending a new employee’s probationary period? We have it written in the letter of employment the probationary period is three months with the possibility to extend it for another three months. Is this legal and can the employer still fire the employee without cause during an extended probationary period?