Gwent County Council v Lane and other appeals [1977] IRLR 337 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Unfair dismissal: Different standard of fairness for temporary employees

    1 October 1977

    When the fixed term contract of a temporary employee expires without being renewed, the test of fairness may be less stringent than would be adopted for an employee whose status was not seen from the start as temporary. This is one of the points to emerge from Gwent County Council v Lane and Terry v East Sussex County Council.