With seasonal working arrangements or other intermittent employment is there a recognised period of time between employment periods that would constitute a break in service. Are there mitigating factors to take into account on this?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 3 August 2010
Arthur Cox
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This question is a good example of a specific follow-on from last month’s more general question on continuous employment. To recap, employment is presumed to be continuous from the contract start date and will generally end on termination. However certain circumstances may bring about a break in continuity.

Whether continuity is broken will depend on both the reason for the break and its length. A break of a week or more is usually enough to break continuity of employment but this will largely depend on the circumstances and the reason for the break.

Seasonal working arrangements or other more intermittent employment can be a bit trickier to address as consideration should be given as to

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