Draft a fixed-term employment contract

Key points

  • A fixed-term contract is a contract that will terminate on the expiry of a specific term; the completion of a particular task; or the occurrence of a specific event.
  • The contract should be clear and unambiguous about when it will expire. The inclusion of a notice clause will give the employer the option of terminating the contract early without being in breach of contract.
  • When drafting a fixed-term contract, the employer should ensure that the terms are no less favourable than those of comparable permanent employees, unless this can be justified objectively.

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