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Hi Ben. The contracts say (for instance) from 1st Jan until 31st July at which point it will be reviewed.
Under regulation 8 of the Fixed-term Employees Regulations, employees who have been continuously employed for 4 years or more on a series of successive fixed-term contracts are automatically deemed to be permanent employees (which means employed on an indefinite contract) unless the continued use of a fixed-term contract can be objectively justified.
So assuming you have satisfied the requirement of being employed under successive fixed term contracts, your employment would be deemed permanent. However, please note that the only thing that would be removed would be the limitation of the contract to terminate on a specific date - all other terms remain the same. So it would not automatically give you rights to a specific job, especially if that was only to be a temporary measure.
That makes sense. Thanks Ben.
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