8. Upon the appointment of a person to a position of officer or upon the promotion of a person to a position of senior management officer, the employer shall establish a probation period, not exceeding 1 year, and so notifies the officer in writing.
Any absence of more than 30 days shall result in a suspension of the probation period.
When the employer wants to terminate the probation period, it does so in accordance with sections 129 to 129.3. A notice issued under sections 129 to 129.3 suspends the probation period.
An employer that does not give the notice prescribed by section 129.1 or by section 129.2 must pay the officer a compensatory indemnity equal to 30 days of regular salary, unless the officer remains in the employ of, and performs other duties for, the employer.
O.C. 1218-96, s. 8; M.O. 2011-019, s. 10.