Teresa Gilmartin v Rehab Group/National Learning Network [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Fixed Term Contract; Unfair Dismissal

The Complainant brought her claim before the WRC on foot of the Respondent employer having misused Section 2(2) of the Unfair Dismissals Act,1977 in dismissing her for the “expiry of a fixed term/specified purpose contract” when clearly there was available work for her. Additionally, the Complainant was verbally assured her contact would be renewed. 

The Complainant commenced as a “Relief Instructor” on the 21st of May of 2018 on a fixed term (12 months) contract. Prior to this contract expiring, she secured a full time (36 hours) fixed term contract beginning on the 11th of March 2019 and which ended on the 6th of March 2020.  The second contract had no reference to any specified

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This article is correct at 02/11/2022

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