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VIC Early Termination of Maximum-term Employment Contract - No Redundancy

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by KRR, 24 March 2015.

  1. KRR

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    My workplace (I've been employed here for over a year) has referred to my current employment contract as a "fixed-term contract", but given that it contains a termination clause I believe it's considered to be a "maximum-term contract".

    The end date is 31-Dec '15, and they're wanting to terminate the contract early primarily due to a company restructure, but are claiming that it's not a redundancy. They're suggesting that no grounds for termination are required - could this be possible, or should it be a redundancy under employment law?

    "We can terminate your employment by giving you notice in writing with a notice period of 6 weeks."

    I could understand no redundancy if it was an actual fixed-term contract, but then they'd be in a position to have to pay me out until the end date.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
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