Could you please set out any special conditions or issues in relation to seasonal workers’ terms and conditions of employment?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 1 May 2012
Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox

A seasonal or fixed-term employee will have the same legal entitlements as permanent employees, but their continuity of service will usually be broken at the end of each season/contract period. This means that the seasonal employee may not have a long enough continuous service for certain employment rights e.g. one year’s continuous service for unfair dismissal rights.

Nevertheless, seasonal employees should not be treated any less favourably than permanent employees. This should be reflected in the seasonal employee’s terms and conditions of employment as their pay and benefits should be

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Arthur Cox

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