Can the administration modify the contract of a contract staff member?

Verified 08 November 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Yes, but only if you've been hired on a permanent job.

In this case, the administration may propose to modify a substantial element of your contract if there is a transformation of the need or the job that justified your recruitment.

You are not concerned if you are hired on a temporary job to cope with a temporary or seasonal increase in activity.

The proposed amendment may relate to one or more of the following:

  • Working time
  • Change of workplace
  • Changes to your job functions, provided the change is consistent with your professional qualification

When such a modification is envisaged, the proposal is sent to you by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt or hand-delivered against signature.

This letter informs you that you have one month from the date of its receipt to inform you of your decision to accept or reject the modification.

You must communicate your decision by mail.

Failure to reply within this period shall be considered as a refusal of the proposed amendment.

Your refusal may justify your dismissal.