Converting a Permanent Employee to a Fixed Term Employee

Posted in : Reddy Made Contracts on 10 December 2019
Laura Graham
Reddy Charlton Solicitors
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In a fixed term contract, employment automatically terminates on the date on which it was agreed that the fixed-term of employment would expire. 

The employer is not therefore required to give notice to terminate the employment.  Effectively, the fixed-term employee is on notice from his/her first day of employment as to when the employment relationship will end.

Section 2(2)(b) of the Unfair Dismissals legislation, under the heading “Exclusions” provides that the legislation shall not apply to a dismissal which consists solely of the expiry of a term of a fixed term contract without it being renewed provided the following conditions are met:-

  1. The contract is in writing; 

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Laura Graham
Reddy Charlton Solicitors

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