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Are repeat fixed-term contracts legal? We talk to Law Society Gazette.

Sep 20, 2016

Should employees be offered repeated fixed-term contracts when there is a need for permanent employment? Europe’s highest court has ruled this is new against EU law - a decision which could have ramifications for UK businesses.

Waterfront's Matthew Hodson, tells the Gazette that renewing a fixed-term contract can already amount to unlawful treatment under the UK’s Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002.

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Matthew Hodson 

Associate, Employment Law

Matthew handles all types of employment matters. He represents and advises employees and employers on issues involving whistleblowing, discrimination, redundancies, unfair and wrongful dismissal, TUPE, Working Time Regulations, restrictive covenants and settlement agreements.  Read more...