A fixed-term employee working outside GB can only bring a claim under the Fixed-term Employees Regulations if he satisfies the test set out in Lawson v Serco (regarding unfair dismissal claims), namely if:

a- he was working in GB at the time of his dismissal (ignoring casual visits);

b- he is a peripatetic employee (eg a pilot, international salesman) whose base is in GB; or

c- he is an expatriate employee for an employer based in GB and

i. is posted abroad to work for a business conducted in GB (eg a foreign correspondent for a GB newspaper); or

ii. is posted to work in a social or political British enclave abroad (eg a military base); or

iii. has some other equally strong connection with GB and GB employment law.

(Ashbourne v Department of Education and Skills, EAT)