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I have worked for a firm for nearly two years as a fitter on three-month contracts with seven days’ holiday for each period. How long do you have to work for a firm before they take you on permanently?

Generally speaking any employee on fixed-term contracts for four or more years will automatically become a permanent employee unless the employer can show a good business reason not to do so. However there may be a collective agreement in place preventing this. If your work comes to an end after two years you may be entitled to a redundancy payment. In the meantime your employer must not treat you less favourably than permanent employees doing the same of a similar job.

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