The topic for this inaugural forum of BWAP is “PROJECT EMPLOYMENT/ FIXED TERM/CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYMENT IN THE BPO COMPANIES.” You may want to share your thoughts about this issue through the BWAP Website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
To start the discussion of this issue BWAP shares with you some of our thoughts on contractual employment.
Under the Labor Code, contractual employment is an exception. Project or fixed term employment is allowable but the project must be clearly identified and the commencement and termination must be clearly stated in the employment contract. The Labor Code favors regular employment. In regular employment, the worker enjoys security of tenure and other benefits and rights provided by law. He may only be dismissed for just cause as provided by law and jurisprudence. In contractual, project or fixed employment, the worker enjoys security of tenure only during the duration of the employment contract. He may be dismissed for violation of the terms of the contract.
In the BPO industry project employment or employment for a fixed period of is the norm.
What are your thoughts about contractual employment? Please share them with our co-workers in the BPO companies.