Fixed-term contracts normally end automatically when they reach their agreed end point, so there is no need for your employer to give you notice. However, your employer must still act fairly and follow any dismissal procedure if necessary. If they do not, you can make a claim of unfair dismissal.


Fixed-term workers have the same minimum rights as permanent workers. Find out what a fixed-term contract is and what extra protection there is for fixed-term employees.


Describes an investment vehicle, usually some kind of debt instrument, that has a fixed time period of investment. With a fixed-term investment, the investor parts with his or her money for a specified period of time and is repaid his or her principal investment only the end of the investment period.

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