Expiration of Fixed Term Contracts and Maternity LeavePosted in : Reddy Made Contracts on 9 February 2021 Issues covered: Fixed Term contracts; Maternity Leave; Expiry of a Fixed Term Contract; Contracts of Employment
The duration of a fixed term contract is set out in a contract of employment. The contract automatically terminates upon the expiration of the term set out therein. There is no notice requirement as both the employer and employee are effectively on notice of the date of termination from the time that the contract is entered into, unless of course either party seeks to terminate the contract prior to the expiration of the fixed term.
Fixed term employees are afforded the same statutory entitlements as permanent employees including, but not limited to, annual leave, maternity leave, redundancy and wage slips. With the exception of certain agency workers, apprentices, trainee Garda, trainee
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