Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003
Written statements of employer.
8.—(1) Where an employee is employed on a fixed-term contract the fixed-term employee shall be informed in writing as soon as practicable by the employer of the objective condition determining the contract whether it is—
( a) arriving at a specific date,
( b) completing a specific task, or
( c) the occurrence of a specific event.
(2) Where an employer proposes to renew a fixed-term contract, the fixed-term employee shall be informed in writing by the employer of the objective grounds justifying the renewal of the fixed-term contract and the failure to offer a contract of indefinite duration, at the latest by the date of the renewal.
(3) A written statement under subsection (1) or (2) is admissible as evidence in any proceedings under this Act.
(4) If it appears to a rights commissioner or the Labour Court in any proceedings under this Act—
( a) that an employer omitted to provide a written statement, or
( b) that a written statement is evasive or equivocal,
the rights commissioner or the Labour Court may draw any inference he or she or it consider just and equitable in the circumstances.
Modifications (not altering text):
Application of section restricted (1.01.2018) by National Shared Services Office Act 2017 (26/2017), s. 18(8), S.I. No. 579 of 2017.
Membership and appointment of Board
(8) For the purposes of this Act only, members of the Board are not employees under section 8 and section 9 of the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003 .