Spanish Workers on Temporary Replacement Contracts Should Receive the Same Severance Pay as Permanent Workers, Rules European Court

    View Author September 2016

    On 14 September 2016 the ECJ held that the provisions of the Spanish Workers’ Statute which treat temporary replacement workers (a type of fixed-term worker) less favourably than comparable permanent workers when calculating termination payments are contrary to EU law. This ruling will have significant repercussions in Spain, not only for employers engaging staff on temporary replacement contracts, but also for those using other types of fixed-term worker, e.g. those taken on to complete a specific task or project.