Are fixed-term employees entitled to a statutory redundancy lump sum payment on the expiry of their fixed-term?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 3 October 2017
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Possibly, yes.

Whether or not an employee is entitled to a statutory redundancy lump sum will depend on their length of service (2 years required) and the reason for the termination of their role (or, in this case, the non-renewal of their fixed-term contract). The fact that the employee's employment is on the basis of a fixed-term arrangement rather than a permanent arrangement, is not a determinative factor in assessing their entitlement to a statutory lump sum payment. Rather, provided the employee has the requisite service, he/she will be entitled to such a lump sum if, on expiry of the fixed-term contract, it is not renewed on one of the statutory grounds of redundancy e.g. where the

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