Probation extended - poss on road to dismissal in Employment and minimum wage problems Posted November 17, 2013 I can not say with 100% confidence. Though it does appear that my appointment was rather more influenced by the Director, unfortunately though i havent been able to deliver what it is he wants due to the objections of the line manger, which givens him a stronger "excuse" to seek an extension to potential dismissal route. Having considered it more though it seem rather odd to me. Legally i have no rights for 2 years. Legally they can dismiss me without any repercussions during that time. So what value is extending my probation other than to impart a element of fear? Its very odd.