Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
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Many thanks for your patience. I am not the one who accepted your phone call request so cannot comment on why you have been holding for a long period, sorry.
Going back to your query, the contract would automatically terminate on the end date of 31 May 2020. There is a requirement to give you 3 months notice of termination but that is only really there in the event they are trying to terminate it earlier than the fixed date. Therefore, if they are looking at terminating you before the end of the fixed term, you can expect 3 months notice. It is questionable whether the 3 month notice would be payable in full if some of it takes you outside of the fixed date the contract would have ended but that is for a court to decide.
So yes they can terminate you early but if it happens now, on he basis that it is less than 3 months until the end date, you can expect payment until the end of the fixed term anyway.
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