A model contract clause stating that a fixed-term contract will terminate on the occurrence of a specific event.
In University of Stirling v University and College Union  IRLR 266 EAT, the EAT held that dismissals because of the expiry of fixed-term contracts were for a reason related to the employees concerned. Accordingly, they were not redundancy dismissals within the meaning of s.195 of TULR(C)A, and did not trigger the statutory duty on the employer to consult in respect of collective redundancies.
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.
A model letter making an offer of fixed-term employment.
Practical guidance on dealing with the end of a fixed-term contract, including redundancy as a reason for dismissal; and successive fixed-term contracts.
In Jiménez Melgar v Ayuntamiento de Los Barrios and Tele Danmark A/S v Handels-og Kontorfunktionærernes Forbund i Danmark (HK) (acting for Brandt-Nielsen), the European Court of Justice holds that the prohibitions against the dismissal of pregnant workers, women who have recently given birth and breastfeeding mothers on the ground of their condition, as laid down in the Pregnant Workers' and Equal Treatment Directives, also applied in the case of such women who were employed under fixed-term contracts.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the expiry of limited-term contracts.