fixed term employee
An employee working under a fixed term contract of employment, which is terminable either:
On a set date or after a set period (for example, for six months or on 8 June).
On the occurrence or non-occurrence of a specific event (for example, a maternity cover contract, a contract funded from a particular source for 12 months or a contract which ends when a book has been written).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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