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How long have you worked for this employer for?
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Thanks for your patience. Just because they gave you a permanent contract which you have signed does not mean you can rely on it and force them to honour it. If for example it was issued in error, they will have the chance to correct that and re-issue a temporary one. It would have been clear through their original intentions whether this was a mistake or not - after all the job was advertised as a temporary one for a fixed period of time, you knew that and you applied based on that. So if in genuine error they have given you the wrong contract, you cannot be allowed to take unfair advantage of that and hold them to it. Whilst you can always ask if it was their intention to give you a permanent contract, if they spot their error and try to correct it, then it would be very unlikely that you would be able to hold them to it and get them to honour this contract, which was clearly issued by mistake.
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