Deal with a fixed-term contract that is coming to an end
- If a contract has been entered into for a fixed period, it will terminate automatically at the end of that term.
- The expiry of a fixed-term contract amounts to a dismissal under the Employment Rights Act 1996. Therefore, the employer must be able to demonstrate a fair procedure and a fair reason for the dismissal.
- In some circumstances, the employee could be entitled to a redundancy payment.