Are fixed term employees entitled to statutory redundancy pay if the fixed term contract is over 2 years in duration? 

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 3 June 2014
Arthur Cox
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Yes, a fixed-term employee will be entitled to a statutory redundancy payment if they have at least two years' service and the reason for the non-renewal or termination of their contract is redundancy.

The non-renewal of a fixed term contract will, in the majority of cases, be for redundancy reasons e.g. where the specific project is completed. (There will, however, be circumstances where the termination of the fixed term contract is not for redundancy e.g. where the contract is terminated because of the employee's poor performance or misconduct.)

Since the introduction of the Fixed-term Employee Regulations, it is no longer possible to exclude the right to statutory redundancy payment on

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