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I have recently signed a contract with an agency to provide my service to a third party client for a period of 3 months. I understand that I cannot serve notice during this period and must complete the contract. However what concerns me is the contract states that my service shall terminate on the 18 September or at the completion of any extension thereto and shall perform the services in accordance with the terms and conditions. To me this implies that the agency can unilaterally extend the contract and I have to go along with it without having the option to decline this? is this correct and is this something that frequently occurs in these type of contracts?
Thank you for your reply. The agency also required me to opt out of the regulation 32 (para 9) of the Conduct of Employment agencies and employment business regulations 2003 which I duly agreed to as it was a requirement before the agency would offer me the contract. I was wondering whether that had any implications with regard to the agency having the capacity to unilaterally extend the contract. The contract that I'm engaged in has in essence been sub-contracted to an umbrella company who in turn is employing me as its employee.