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Fixed-term contracts: Redundancy waiver in fixed-term contract which succeeded open-ended contract was effective

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    Kingston upon Hull City Council v Mountain EAT/756/98 (0 other reports)

An employee's waiver of his right to a redundancy payment on the expiry of a two-year fixed-term contract he entered into immediately following a long period of open-ended employment with the same employer was effective in depriving him of entitlement to such a payment, notwithstanding the rights he had accrued under his original, ordinary contract, holds the EAT in Kingston upon Hull City Council v Mountain 15.2.99 EAT 756/98. That contract, in relation to which no one had worked, or been paid, or acquired any rights to deferred remuneration, and in relation to which no step had been taken during the currency of the fixed term, could not have continued.