What Types of Break Between Contracts would not Constitute a Break in Continuous Employment?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 4 July 2023
An individual’s continuous employment is calculated in months and years, starting with the date he or she begins working with the employer. It is important to establish an employee’s minimum period of continuous employment with an employer as it enables them to be eligible for certain rights and payments such as unfair dismissal and statutory payments such as statutory redundancy payment and statutory maternity pay.
Generally, the continuity will usually be broken by a break of at least one clear week between the two contracts of employment; for example, if an employee resigned in June 2023 and returned to work for the employer in September 2023. However, there are certain
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