Ongoing employment is generally not considered permanent in the sense that it is open-ended and can be terminated by either the employer or the employee with notice or for cause. Ongoing employment typically refers to a job or position that does not have a fixed end date and continues indefinitely until one of the parties decides to end the employment relationship.
Employment continuity & termination
It's important to note that ongoing employment does not necessarily mean lifelong or guaranteed employment. Employment can be terminated for various reasons, including redundancy, poor performance, layoffs, company downsizing, or other legitimate grounds. Employers must follow fair and legal termination processes, which may include requirements for notice, severance pay, and legal reasons for termination.
Diverse employment arrangements
Employment in Australia is subject to various employment laws and regulations, and there are different types of employment arrangements, including permanent (full-time or part-time) and casual employment. Permanent employment usually comes with certain employment rights and benefits, such as paid leave and job security, but it can still be subject to termination under specific circumstances.
Therefore, it is essential to understand the terms and conditions of your employment contract, including any probationary periods, notice periods, and termination clauses. If you have concerns about the permanency of your employment, it's a good idea to consult with your employer or seek legal advice to clarify your specific situation.
As employment laws can change over time, it's important to refer to the Fair Work Act or the Fair Work Ombudsman for the most up-to-date information. Additionally, click the button below to read our article on national employment standards.
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