Permanent or Fixed Term Employment

Indefinite Employment or Fixed Terms


When you know that you are only going to need an employee for a finite period, employment can be offered on a fixed term basis.

A fixed term employment contract must state the commencement date and either the duration of the term or the expiry date. However it may still be a fixed term contract even if it provides for an earlier termination date.

Termination of employment at the end of the fixed period will constitute a dismissal for unfair dismissal and redundancy purposes (after two years of service).

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