Fixed-term contracts are not always the way out

Fixed-term contracts cannot be used by employers as a means to avoid the Unfair Dismissals Acts

Many of us will know from experience that, often, what looks like the easy way out may not be the best option in the long run. The same wisdom is equally applicable to managing the employment relationship.

As employment law advisers, we frequently encounter common misconceptions among employers which essentially involve attempts to ‘take the easy way out’.

For example, many employers hold the mistaken view that it is always ‘simpler’ or more ...