Fixed term employees: is our website sufficient when notifying employees of upcoming job vacancies?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 2 June 2010
Arthur Cox
Arthur Cox
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Fixed-term employees have a specific right to be informed of any permanent vacancies. Regulation 3(7) of the 2002 Fixed-term Employees Regulations states that an employee will be taken to have been ‘informed by his employer’ only if the vacancy is contained in an advertisement which the employee has a reasonable opportunity of reading in the course of his or her employment, or the employee is given reasonable notification of the vacancy in some other way. The Guide to the Regulations suggests that following the usual practices of displaying a vacancy notice in a place where all employees would be expected to see it or e-mailing the vacancy list to all members of staff will usually be

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