How is a fixed-term employee defined?

For the purposes of the Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 (SI 2002/2034), a fixed-term employee is one employed under a contract of employment that will terminate on:

  • the expiry of a specific term;
  • the completion of a particular task; or
  • the occurrence or non-occurrence of a specific event other than the attainment by the employee of any normal and bona fide retirement age for the position.