Temporary Recruitment and Internal Applicants

Temporary Recruitment and Internal Applicants. Imagine the scenario, one of your senior employees will be going on maternity leave shortly and you’ve advertised for a replacement on a temporary contract to cover their absence. One of your existing permanent employees with 6 years’ service then says ‘I’d quite like to have a go at that’.

If you slot the permanent employee in to the temporary role what happens to their employment status at the end of the temporary contract?

Firstly, and most importantly your existing employee should not have to sign away their employment rights if they move in to the temporary role as that could potentially be unfair dismissal.

Once an employee has accrued 4 years’ service the Fixed Term Contracts Regulations cease to apply to them as any employee in that situation would automatically become a permanent employee. Therefore, as the permanent employee has in excess of 4 years’ service you have two options:

  1. Decline them for the role

    You could justify this on the basis they are permanent and you want someone specifically for the fixed period.

  2. Accept them to the role

    Your temporary recruitment then shifts to backfill the vacancy created by their move. At the end of the temporary role, you would have to manage them as someone with accumulated service. Because they optionally moved to the role it is likely you could justify a redundancy and justify not using a selection pool, there is an argument that they opted into a selection pool of one by taking the role. Or they could transfer back to their old role and the temporary replacement would leave the business.

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