× Hello, this site is currently undergoing improvements. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, start your free trial today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Irish Employment Law Hub? We help thousands of people like you understand how the latest changes in Irish employment law impact your business through a mix of case law analysis and in-depth articles. All delivered right to your inbox.

We help you to understand the ramifications of each important case from Ireland and Europe.

We help you ensure that your organisation's policies and procedures are fully compliant with Irish law.

You will receive regular updates on Irish employment law including case law reviews, legislative changes, topical updates as well as answers to your burning questions through our Q&A feature.

You will have 24/7 access to the Employment Law Hub so you can research case law and HR issues when you need to.

Already a subscriber, now or Start my free trial today

Back to Q&A's This article is correct at 02/09/2015

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.


The main content of this article was provided by Matheson. Contact telephone number is +353 1 232 2000 or email dublin@matheson.com

View all articles by Matheson