Fixed Term Employment Contract Template

Fixed Term Employment Contract


This Fixed Term Employment Contract is designed to be applicable to a variety of different jobs where the employee is taken on for a defined or fixed term.

All employees must receive a written statement of their particulars of employment within 8 weeks of commencing employment.

This employment contract has a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-compliant data processing clause. After 25 May 2018, employers must use this clause, as employers will not be able to rely on the existing generic consent clauses.

Fixed term employees have the same minimum rights as permanent workers and are protected by the Fixed-Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002. Any clause or agreement which purports to waive rights regarding unfair dismissal or redundancy is void.

Please note that the Statutory Dispute Resolution Procedures still apply to dismissals due to the non-renewal of Fixed Term Employment Agreements since the ACAS Code of Practice does not apply to the non-renewal of Fixed Term Contracts.

This contract includes a clause which entitles the employer to end the fixed term contract early whilst avoiding a potential claim for damages equivalent to the pay and benefits the fixed term worker would have received up to the time the contract was due to terminate.

The Pensions Act 2014 introduced a new state pension for people reaching state pension age on or after 6 April 2016, replacing the previous basic state pension and additional state pension and ending contracting out for defined-benefit schemes. This employment contract has been updated accordingly with the removal of the clause referring to the contracting out certificate.

This Fixed Term Employment Contract contains the following clauses:

1. General
2. Duties and Job Title
3. Fixed Term
4. Date of Commencement / Date of Continuous Employment
5. Hours of Work
6. Place of Work
7. Remuneration
8. Collective Agreements
9. Holidays
10. Sickness Absence
11. Maternity and Paternity Rights
12. Pension
13. Non-Compulsory Retirement
14. Mobility
15. Grievance Procedure
16. Disciplinary Procedure
17. Staff Handbook and Employment Policies
18. Confidential Information
19. Data Protection
20. Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment
21. Severability
22. Governing Law

This Employment Contract does not contain Restraint of Trade or Restrictions on Employment or Intellectual Property clauses. For contract or agreement precedents containing these clauses, please see the Directors Employment Agreement or Senior/Management Employment Contract in the related document links below. 

Clauses with optional and alternative phrases 

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