The Fixed-Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 offer legal protection to fixed term employees.
Not all workers are covered by the regulations - it covers employees who are employed under a contract of employment. For further information on the distinction between a worker and an employee, see our guidance on agency workers.
Clear guidance for employers and employees on fixed term work can be found on Gov.uk. Guidance on the regulations for Northern Ireland have been published by the Department of Employment and Learning.