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Factsheet:

Fixed term workers in Ireland

Resource summary

This Irish employment law factsheet for CIPD members gives introductory guidance on the law relating to fixed term workers. It covers:

  • the occasions when employers may use fixed term contracts
  • the legislation regulating fixed term work including the types of workers exempt from the legislation and the principle of non discrimination
  • definitions of the relevant terms used in the legislation, including less favourable treatment, comparator, conditions of employment and objective grounds and how these are applied in practice
  • why employers cannot use successive fixed term contracts
  • how employers can renew these contracts lawfully
  • access to pension schemes, training and facilities by fixed term employees
  • how non renewal of a fixed term contract can constitute redundancy or penalisation
  • the remedies available to fixed term employees.

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