Must the statement justifying the renewal of a fixed-term contract be issued after each renewal of the contract or only after four years’ service?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 3 August 2010 An employer is required to inform an employee in writing of the objective grounds justifying the renewal of a fixed-term contract and the failure to offer a permanent contract, at the latest by the date of the renewal of the particular fixed-term contract and not just after four years. The Labour Court has stated that this requirement is a mandatory provision which admits of no exceptions. Indeed, an employer’s failure to notify an employee, as required, may be taken into account by a Rights Commissioner or the Labour Court which may draw such inference as they consider just and equitable in the circumstances. Back to Q&A's This article is correct at 02/09/2015
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