- The law regulating fixed-term employees in Ireland is the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003.
- The protections contained in the Act are in addition to the provisions in the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2015.
- The following categories of workers are exempt from the scope of the Act:
- trainee members of An Garda Siochana
- members of the Defence Forces
- nurses in training
- agency workers
- employees in initial vocational training relationships or apprenticeship schemes, and employees with a contract of employment which has been concluded within the framework of a specific public or publicly supported training, integration or vocational retraining programme.
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