Board of Management St Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys and Grehan (FTC/14/25, Determination No.FTD 1416)

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    FTC/14/25, Determination No.FTD 1416
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Fixed Term Contracts; Failure to Offer Contract

In this case, it was the complainant employee who appealed to the Court a Rights Commissioner (RC) decision that he was not entitled to a contract of indefinite duration (or permanency) under the Act. The complainant also claimed that the respondent employer had failed to provide him with a written statement of the objective grounds justifying the renewal of each of his series of fixed-term contracts. The RC ruled that that this aspect of his claim was out of time and this decision was also appealed.

It was accepted by both parties that the complainant worked a total of five years under a series of one year fixed term contracts as follows:

1. 29/8/07 to 28/8/08
2. 1/9/08 to 31/8/09
3. 1/9/09 to

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This article is correct at 01/12/2015

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