Deal with a fixed-term contract that is coming to an end

Key points

  • 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.

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