FIXED-TERM CONTRAT FOR THE SUBSTITUTION OF EMPLOYEES
The new fixed-term contract for the substitution of employees could be used based on several types of causes: a) Substitution of a worker with the right to reserve their job; b) To complete the reduced working day of another worker; c) Temporary coverage of a job position during a selection or promotion process. This contract replaces the former relief contract.
Persons with temporary and fixed-term contracts shall have the same rights as persons with indefinite term contracts. Employees hired in breach of the temporary regulations will acquire the status of permanent employees.
The most relevant aspects of the new fixed-term contract for the substitution of employees are as follows:
— Substitution of a worker with the right to reserve their job, provided that the name of the person replaced, and the cause of the replacement are specified in the contract.
- It may begin before the absence occurs, coinciding with the substituted employee for the time necessary to ensure proper coverage of the position.
- Maximum Duration: fifteen days.
— To complete the reduced working day of another worker when such reduction is covered by legally or conventionally established causes.
- The name of the person partially replaced and the cause of the substitution must be identified.
— Temporary coverage of a job during a selection or promotion process to be covered by a permanent contract.
- Maximum Duration: the duration may never exceed three months.
— Permanent status is acquired by those who in a period of twenty-four months have been hired for more than eighteen months, with or without solution of continuity, for the same or different job with the same company or group of companies, through two or more contracts due to circumstances of production, directly or through temporary employment agencies.
— Workers who have not been registered after the expiration of a period equal to or greater than the legally established trial period will acquire the status of permanent employees.