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I work for a charity who are funded every 3 years and

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Hi . I work for a charity who are funded every 3 years and recently every year ! I had a contract of employment that expired last year and hasn't been renewed when the latest funding came through. I have worked there continuously for over ,8 years . Is my out of date contract valid or should I have been issued with an up to date one ? Thank you
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Scotland uk
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: Part time 28 hrs per week
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's all thanks !
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: UK Employment Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 11 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today.

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 11 months ago.

Since the funding is now provided annually, has your employer advised you of any change to the renewal date of the contract?

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 11 months ago.

Hi there, you appear to have been working on a fixed term contract. If, on the expiry of such contract, the employer does not take steps to terminate your employment or issue you with a new contract, you would continue to work on the existing terms and the end date would simply continue being postponed until the employer does something. So in effect your contract which existed at the time it expired would continue to apply, and instead of a specified end date it would continue in operation with an indefinite end date until you are either terminated or issued with a new contract.

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Expert:  Ben Jones replied 10 months ago.

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