21 Feb, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

The subtleties of the fixed-term contract

21 Feb, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Companies enter into a fixed-term contract when they need to replace an absent employee, in case of temporary work overload or for a specific project. Knowing the subtleties of this contract helps to avoid pitfalls.

The conclusion of a fixed-term contract can present advantages for both the employer and the employee. Here is an overview of the specificities of such a contract.

This article develops the following topics:

  • end of the fixed-term contract
  • advantages for the employer
  • termination of a fixed-term contract
  • trial period
  • right to salary in case of incapacity to work
  • protection against termination at an inopportune juncture
  • advantages for the employee
  • continuation of the employment relationship after the agreed term
  • lawfulness of the conclusion of several successive fixed-term contracts 

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