The Board of Management of a School v A Teacher

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    IEHC 144
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: S. 46(6), Workplace Relations Commission Act, 2015; Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977 (as Amended); Exclusion Provisions; Appeal

This case involved an appeal, on a point of law, in respect of a labour court determination. The respondent teacher began working in the appellant school in August 2013 without a written contract and continued to do so until the commencement of the 2015/ 2016 school year. On the 2nd October 2015 she attended an interview within the school and was successful in obtaining a fixed term whole time teacher temporary contract, until the 31st August 2016. She subsequently attended an interview to secure employment for the 2016/ 2017 school year but was unsuccessful. As a consequence, she claimed that she had been unfairly dismissed.

The appellant resisted this claim on the basis that the unfair

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This article is correct at 26/04/2018

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