As regards the obligation to notify fixed-term employees of vacancies, is it sufficient to simply advertise such vacancies on the Company’s website?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 1 June 2010
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Section 10 of the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act, 2003 requires an employer to inform a fixed-term employee of vacancies which become available to ensure that he or she has the same opportunity to secure a permanent position as other employees. As regards the form which the information should take, the 2003 Act states that it may be provided by means of a general announcement at a suitable place in the undertaking or establishment.

The Labour Court has held that Section 10 of the 2003 Act requires an employer to impart information in relation to vacancies “personally to fixed-term employees” or on a notice board in the workplace. In one case an employer who advertised in a

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