HR folk, please could you help me with a continuous service based question.
halexanderamilton · 22/01/2020 19:17
I have just been offered a job at a company that I left at Christmas due to my contract coming to an end. I have been offered a new contract with them starting in March. I asked if they would allow this as continuous service and they refused as the gap between contracts is more than 2 months and I have worked elsewhere in between.
Would this be a normal situation at the organisations you work with, please? I'm just trying to get a handle on this as, because I am on contracts, it would be unreasonable of them to expect me not to work elsewhere in between contracts.
I just wondered what other people think.
dementedpixie · 22/01/2020 20:05
Doesnt sound like continous service to me if you worked somewhere else in between jobs
PrincessSloth · 22/01/2020 20:11
We wouldn't do it as continuous service either
halexanderamilton · 22/01/2020 20:14
Ok thanks for such quick replies. I wasn't sure if the fixed term contract aspect might have bought me some leeway.
Thanks for your advice. I won't pursue it any further
confusedandemployed · 22/01/2020 20:15
No that's too long. Longest I've ever heard of is a month's break and that was with a very generous employer.
RoomR0613 · 22/01/2020 20:16
The public sector only allows something like 5 days gap between roles for continuous service to still apply, just to put it in perspective for you.
halexanderamilton · 22/01/2020 20:54
Thanks. Great perspective. I appreciate you replying.
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