Fixed Short Term Employment Contract for less than a Year (E103)

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Who can use this fixed term employment contract?

Anyone employing an individual for a fixed term of up to one year.

What is this fixed term employment contract for?

Use this contract when the offer of employment is for a short term, i.e. no longer than one year.   After a year an employee’s rights change and become fundamentally the same as someone working on an established contract.

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What are the main issues for an employer when preparing a fixed term contract?

The main point that you need to remember is that employees on a fixed term are protected from discrimination.   So the contract needs to match those for full-time staff, insofar as relevant. This applies both with regard to salary, pension and benefits.

What detailed terms do the fixed term employment contract contain?

This seven page document contains 19 clauses.  covering

  • appointment, commencement, duties and place of work
  • hours of work
  • remuneration, bonus scheme and expenses
  • holidays
  • absence due to illness
  • pension scheme
  • termination
  • confidentiality
  • entitlement to work produced and inventions
  • data protection
  • non-solicitation
  • smoking
  • dress code
  • changes to the terms and conditions of employment
  • policies
  • conduct
  • collective agreements
  • third party rights
  • jurisdiction

For more information see our Explanatory Notes which you will  receive when you download the document from our website.

When I download the document, can I change it and/or use it more than once?

Yes you can.  ContractStore’s templates are prepared in MS Word and are easy to edit.  You can fill in the details for each employee as well as alter the terms as appropriate.  And you can use it for any fixed term employees in your business.

Legal support

ContractStore is a publisher of legal templates, not a law firm. But we have well-qualified lawyers who prepare all our documents. So, we can arrange legal support if required. For more information see our Legal Services page


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