Can we renew a fixed term contract beyond 4 years, if funding is renewed for a specific project and additional term?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 4 February 2014
Arthur Cox
Arthur Cox
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By way of re-cap, the fixed term employee regulations confirm that employees who have been continuously employed for four years or more on a series of successive fixed-term contracts are automatically deemed to be permanent employees (i.e. employed on an indefinite contract) unless the continued use of a fixed-term contract can be objectively justified. The potential effect, therefore, of renewing this contract is that unless the employer can objectively justify the new contract, the employee will gain permanent status. Objectively justifying the new contract will turn on whether the employer can show that it is (a) to achieve a legitimate objective; (b) necessary to achieve that

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