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How is a fixed-term employee defined?
Is an employer at liberty to determine its own levels of pay?
Can an employer treat fixed-term employees less favourably than it treats permanent employees?
Is a part-time fixed-term worker obliged to compare his or her terms and conditions with those of a full-time fixed-term worker?
What happens if an employer treats a fixed-term employee less favourably than a comparable full-time employee?
In ensuring no less favourable treatment between fixed-term and comparable permanent employees can an employer balance a less favourable condition against a more favourable one?
Can an employer advertise a position internally and state that only applications from permanent employees will be considered?
If a fixed-term position becomes permanent, should the current post-holder be offered the permanent position, or should the position be advertised first?
Can an employee be employed indefinitely on fixed-term contracts?
At what point does an employee who has been employed on a series of successive fixed-term contracts become a permanent employee?
Can an employer require a fixed-term employee to sign a redundancy waiver?
Are employees employed on a contract lasting less than three months still denied certain rights?
If a contract can be terminated by notice can it be a fixed-term contract?
Where an individual has been employed on a fixed-term contract to cover adoption leave, can the employer terminate the contract if the employee on adoption leave decides to return early?
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