Employment legislation – 4 year cap on fixed term contract – does this apply to a contract in place for training purposes e.g. 1 training contract for a 5 year period?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 3 August 2010
By way of reminder, fixed term employees continuously employed for four years or more on a series of successive fixed-term contracts are automatically deemed to be permanent employees under the 2002 Fixed-term Employees Regulations, unless the employer can objectively justify why it should not be the case.
That said, the Regulations will only apply to someone who is considered an employee working under a contract of employment as defined by the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 and not to other workers.
Several categories of persons are excluded from the Regulations including
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