Redundancy and Fixed Term Contracts

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 15 May 2019
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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Where there is a fixed term contract covering a career break, which exceeds one year. At the termination of this contract, is the person entitled to redundancy?

Scott: Well, having been there two years. Even though the post is not redundant, but the person is redundant. Presumably, it is a dismissal.

So I think what they're saying there is, A, there wouldn't be a redundancy payment because they haven't been there two years. But if the person comes back and is being replaced, technically, there's no redundancy because you still need the same number of employees.

Seamus: Yeah, it's not a redundancy situation. And the other thing, as well, is in those circumstances, always remember that you

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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