Trinity College v Moss Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Redundancy, Contracts of Employment
This case concerned an appeal to the Labour Court from a decision of a Rights Commissioner that the complainant’s complaint failed because she was no longer a fixed-term employee within the meaning of the Act. It was agreed that she had worked for the respondent university from October 1996 to September 2006, under a series of successive fixed-term contracts. Accordingly, she was appointed to a contract of indefinite duration, as a lecturer in the History of Art, effective from October 1st, 2006. This contract however provided that ‘this employment is supported by income which accrues to the Irish Art Research Centre from external sources’ and that ‘the Lecturer’s appointment will be
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