The Features of a Fixed-Term Contract

Posted in : Reddy Made Contracts on 12 October 2023
Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP
Issues covered: Fixed Term Contracts, Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003

A recent Workplace Relations Commission (‘WRC’) decision in the case of Amy Farrell v An Garda Síochána (ADJ-00036366) has brought the features of fixed-term contracts into focus. The Complainant had raised a complaint under the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003 (the ‘Act’) for not having received a contract of indefinite duration many years after starting work with the Respondent.


The background to this case is that the Complainant had been a ‘relief’ cleaner on commencing her employment with the Respondent in 2016.  In 2016 and 2017, she worked in different stations.  From 2017 onwards she worked 37 hours per week consistently during the same days of

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Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP

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