Employment law and employee rights
Employees are required to work for specified time periods in order to gain certain statutory rights.
Part-time permanent employees, regardless of contractual hours, accrue their period of continuous employment in the same way as full time staff.
It is possible for a series of fixed-term contracts to count as a single length of continuous employment, with timescale measured between the start of the first and end of the last period.
This instance can be dependent of the length of gaps between contracts, making each case variable and ultimately the decision of an employment tribunal. However, within the gaps between the fixed-term contracts, the employee and employer hold no ‘mutuality of obligation’.
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