This is a comprehensive document for any organisation that employs staff on fixed term contracts.
It provides a superb framework for fair, full and easily understood protection of the employer and compliance with organisational and legal requirements.
A fixed term contract "does what it says", expiring after the term ends. However, the employer must still comply with the law, including that relating to dismissal. The difference is only that the expiry of a fixed term contract is a "reasonable reason" to dismiss someone who might otherwise claim that the dismissal was unfair.
If the term is for two years or longer, the employer must also follow the law relating to redundancy.whether for projects, seasonal increases in work or to cover full-time employees on leave.
Use this document for:
short-term cover for another employee who is temporarily unavailable, for example, on maternity leave, a sabbatical, secondment or long term sickness
cover for seasonal demand, for example in retail and agriculture
workers for a specific project, for example in the film, construction and event management industries
The size or business of the employer organisation is not important, nor is the position of the employee. Specifics for different jobs, such as duties, can be added easily, either within the existing text, or by reference to a job description.