A model letter extending a fixed-term contract.
A model contract clause on holidays for part-time workers.
A model contract clause on hours of work for part-time workers.
In Duncombe & others v Department for Education and Skills EAT/0433/07, the EAT held that the territorial limits to employment tribunal jurisdiction do not preclude an employee based outside Great Britain pursuing a breach of contract claim that relies on provisions in the fixed-term employees Regulations. The Regulations implemented European legislation, giving directly effective rights that the domestic courts must seek to enforce.
This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers fixed-term employees.
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers agency workers' rights.
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers employment status.
In Vernon v Event Management Catering Ltd EAT/0161/07 the EAT held that a casual worker who, with the exception of a single two-week break to take a holiday, worked every week for more than three years was an employee and had sufficient continuity of service to claim unfair dismissal. He could demonstrate the existence of a contract of employment in each week during the relevant period and the period of holiday did not break his continuity of employment.
In Cairns v Visteon UK Ltd  IRLR 175 EAT the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that there was no necessity to imply a contract of employment between a worker and the end user in a triangular agency arrangement where the worker had an employment contract with the agency and the conduct of the three parties was consistent with the existing express agreements.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contract types.