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Board of Management of St. Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys v Phillip Grehan [2015] IEHC 605

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    [2015] IEHC 605
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, A-Typical Working
Issues covered: Contract of Indefinite Duration

This case concerned a claim by an employee that he was entitled to a contract of indefinite duration. The Labour Court had relied on a presumption that where an employer does not provide a written statement of the objective condition which determines the fixed-term contract then these conditions are not the operative grounds for the creation of the contract. The High Court found this approach is wrong and there was no basis for such to be applied. The Court remitted the case to the Labour Court to reconsider the case accordingly. 

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This article is correct at 09/11/2015

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