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End of fixed term contract, do employers need to give me redundancy notice?

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My fixed term contract states that it is only for a period of a year and that my job is linked to a project that only runs for one year. It ends on 31st August. I am pretty sure that my contract won't be renewed as a recent email implied that my last pay date will be at the end of July. Do my employers have to give me formal notice that my contract will not be renewed? And if it is not renewed does this count as redundancy? 
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  • Mickey666Mickey666 Forumite
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    You're not being made redundant, your fixed term contract is ending - something you've already signed up to so it should be no surprise.  Also, why would your employer need to give you 'formal notice' when that has already been agreed in the contract.
  • wiggyclawswiggyclaws Forumite
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    According to ACAS website a fixed term contract that isn't renewed is statutory dismissal. This has to be for a reason such as redundancy, conduct or a sosr whatever that is. If the job no longer exists then surely it's redundancy and then logically they have to follow a process. Or am I muddled? 
  • Chloe901Chloe901 Forumite
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    Agree that this is not a redundancy. You signed up for a fixed amount of time, which is now coming to the end. Everything is exactly as you agreed it when you took on the role.
    That said, in my last role I managed a number of people on FTCs and we had to give them notice if/when we were not going to renew or extend the contract. I think it was three weeks' notice, but that will vary place to place (and indeed there may be no such requirement at your place). Might be worth checking your contract or speaking with HR if that's an option.
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    According to ACAS website a fixed term contract that isn't renewed is statutory dismissal. This has to be for a reason such as redundancy, conduct or a sosr whatever that is. If the job no longer exists then surely it's redundancy and then logically they have to follow a process. Or am I muddled? 
    They only need to give you redundancy pay if you have been there for 2 years or more, they need to give  a week notice by law for any employee that has worked for them for over a month but as you already know they have already met the criteria. 
  • wiggyclawswiggyclaws Forumite
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    Have been on a succession of fixed term contracts 4 years now and the current contract specifically says it's a continuation contract. 
  • sharpe106sharpe106 Forumite
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    so have you been there for 4 years? with no break? 
  • wiggyclawswiggyclaws Forumite
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    Yes, aside from maternity leave. There was a dispute over maternity leave payments and my employers eventually paid but then threatened to only renew the contract at the time for 2 months. I explained that they couldn't punish me for asserting a statutory right and they gave me this current one year contract. So four years and 4 months in total. 
  • wiggyclawswiggyclaws Forumite
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    Think an interesting conversation is coming up with my employer! 
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    My fixed term contract states that it is only for a period of a year and that my job is linked to a project that only runs for one year. 

    Has the project ended, if it has then there is a redundancy situation, but they should follow procedures like looking for suitable alternatives.

    if it has not ended then they really should extend the contract.

    Do they realise that you will dues redundancy pay for 4years service.


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