What does the law say about fixed term contracts?

South Africa has a massive unemployment rate 26.7% and many are grateful to get any form of employment that put food on the table.

While by law they should not be working on a fixed-term contract, many are simply too scared to speak out for fear of losing their job.

Labour law specialist at Crawford and Associates, Jeremy Crawford, explains what the regulations are with regards to fixed-term contracts.

If you are on a fixed-term contract for longer than 3 months and you are earning below the earnings threshold, then the employer will have to explain why you are not permanent, why you are not enjoying enjoying the same benefits as permanent employees.

Jeremy Crawford, Labour law specialist at Crawford and Associates

To hear the rest of the conversation with Jeremy Crawford, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : What does the law say about fixed term contracts?


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