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English definition of “qualifying period”

qualifying period

noun [C]
HR the period of time, especially time spent in your job, before you have the right to receive something or do something: The government has reduced the two-year qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims to one year.
(Definition of qualifying period from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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