In Publicis Consultants UK Ltd v O'Farrell EAT/0430/10, the EAT held that a termination payment calculated by reference to the employee's contractual notice period, but labelled "ex gratia", did not meet the employer's obligation in respect of notice pay.
The European Court of Justice has suggested that it may be possible for employers to justify engaging an individual for more than four years on a succession of fixed-term contracts as he or she moves around to cover work for different absent employees.
Additional information on the law on express and implied contract terms for local authority employers, including politically restricted posts and national conditions of service. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on express and implied contract terms.
The Supreme Court has held that employees may not recover damages in civil courts for loss suffered as a result of a breach of their contract of employment in relation to the manner of their dismissal unless the loss can be said to precede and be independent of the dismissal.
A model letter making an offer of fixed-term employment.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contracts of employment.