Some employers do not allow workers to take time off during their first 90 days, or during their probationary period. And yet, some workers may need to do so, and may therefore leave your employment. This is especially difficult for single parents and workers who are the primary caregiver in their home.


  • Consider allowing workers to use PTO they have earned, without penalty, even during the probationary period.
  • Consider removing the probationary restriction altogether.