Converting a Permanent Employee to a Fixed Term Employee

Posted in : Reddy Made Contracts on 10 December 2019
Laura Graham
Reddy Charlton Solicitors

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

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This article is correct at 10/12/2019
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Laura Graham
Reddy Charlton Solicitors

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