Fixed Terms Contracts - Review of the Law

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 1 July 2009
Gillian Dully
LK Shields

This article reviews the law relating to Fixed Term Contracts.
The purpose of the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003 (the “Act”) is to ensure that fixed-term employees are not treated less favorably than comparable permanent employees and to prevent abuse arising from the use of successive fixed-term contracts. 
An employer is expected to make a fixed-term employee permanent at the end of a fixed-term contract if the employee's services are still required.  Accordingly, an employer cannot renew a fixed-term contract unless there are objective grounds justifying the

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Gillian Dully
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