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1. Termination of fixed-term contract

A fixed term contract provides that the employment will end on a specified date and is not extendable or renewable unless the parties agree otherwise. It will come to an end on the specified date and no notice is required.


Some (but not all) fixed term contracts contain an clause for early termination by notice; that is, the contract can be terminated prematurely if either party gives a notice to the other. If the contract constitutes continuous employment, the length of the termination notice period should not be shorter than that required under a contract of continuous employment; see “Termination by Notice”.