163.2 Fixed-term contracts

163.2 Fixed-term contracts

In certain circumstances, the business may consider it advantageous to take on a worker on a fixed-term contract, for example where the business is engaged on a project which is to last for a specified time or ends with the completion of a specified task1. It will also be appropriate where the employer wants someone whose involvement in the business will end when a specified event does or does not take place2.

The main advantage of entering into a fixed-term contract is that it enables the business to bring in specific skills and labour as and when they