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Continuity of employment: Continuity not preserved during two-week breaks between contracts

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    Booth and others v United States of America [1999] IRLR 16 EAT (0 other reports)

Employees employed by the same employer for total periods of between four and six years under a succession of temporary contracts of less than two years' duration, were not regarded as continuing in employment by custom or arrangement during regular two-week breaks between those contracts, holds the EAT in Booth and others v United States of America [1999] IRLR 16. The employees could not therefore establish the requisite continuity of employment for redundancy payments and unfair dismissal purposes.