The Risk of Fixed Term Employment Contracts

Most employment relationships are indefinite, meaning that the parties will continue working together until one of them exits the relationship (such as resignation, termination or retirement).

An alternative to indefinite term employment is the fixed term contract. These contracts are often used when a company is looking to hire someone for a relatively short period of time, such as to cover a maternity leave, complete a specific project with a fixed end-date or for seasonal employment such as camp counsellors. In scenarios such as this, the employer may introduce a written agreement at the start of employment stating a specific date for the contract’s completion. Continue reading “The Risk of Fixed Term Employment Contracts”