A Board Member v A State Body [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Adjudicator Service (WAS)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures), Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Protected Disclosure; Unfair Dismissal; Contract of Service; Jurisdiction to hear complaint

The Complainant was appointed to the Board of the Respondent by the then Minister in June 2014 and his term of appointment expired in May 2018. The Complainant was subsequently not reappointed for a second term and he claimed that the failure to reappoint him amounted to an Unfair Dismissal.  The Complainant also claimed that he was subjected to penalisation by the Respondent after having made a Protected Disclosure. 

The Complainant submitted that he carried out additional work of an administrative and quality control nature for the Dispute Resolution Service which came under the remit of the Respondent. The Complainant stated that he was paid separately by the Respondent for

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This article is correct at 08/04/2020

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