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REPORT: Fixed Term Contracts of Employment: Unfair Dismissal and Reasonable expectation

A fixed-term contract is one entered into for a definite period, for completion of a specific project, or until a specified event occurs, e.g. where someone fills the position of another person who is temporarily absent. It is a contract, the duration of which is agreed in advance between the employer and the employee. The fixed term element can also be not a specified date or dates, but can be specified as the completion of a specific project, the actual date of completion being uncertain.

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REPORT: Postdoctoral Employee Status at Wits University

Who is an Employee?


Section 200A of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 read together with chapter 1, paragraph B of the Basic conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 defines an employee as;

A person, who works for or renders services to any other person, is presumed, regardless of the form of the contract, to be an employee, if any one or more of the following factors are present:

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