Permanent or Fixed Term Contract?

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 26 March 2020
Mary-Paula Guinness BL
Barrister

An “Expectation” of returning to work does not amount to a legal “entitlement”.

So found the High Court in Coyle v The Labour Court and Blackrock College 2020 IEHC 111 when the Court overturned a decision of the Labour Court in a matter relating to a fixed term employment contact in order that it rehear the case.

Background

Miss Coyle (the “Appellant”) worked for Blackrock College (the “College”) in Dublin since 1984 as an art teacher.  The Appellant was employed through the 34 years in question on a series of fixed term contracts which were renewed at the start of each academic year and

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This article is correct at 26/03/2020
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Mary-Paula Guinness BL
Barrister

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