Carlow County Council v McSweeney Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Contracts of Employment
The complainant in this case worked under a series of fixed-term contracts from 11th July 2005 to 18th February 2010 when her employment terminated. Initially, the complainant was employed as a temporary clerical worker to replace staff on sick leave and to provide administrative assistance, and her contracts were short in duration, culminating in a six month contract from 3rd July 2006 to 31st December 2006. There was then a gap of some seven weeks until 19th February 2007 when she was offered a three year contract to replace an employee on secondment which she duly served. The outcome of this case hinged on the interpretation placed on this alleged break of service. The respondent argued
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