Kücük v Land Nordrhein-Westfalen  IRLR 697 ECJ
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Fixed-term employees: Successive fixed-term contracts may be justified to cover an employer's permanent or recurring need for replacement staff
- 14 August 2012
In Kücük v Land Nordrhein-Westfalen  IRLR 697 ECJ, the ECJ held that an employer's use of 13 successive fixed-term contracts over a period of 11 years was not inherently in breach of the Fixed-term Workers Directive, but that the issue of objective justification had to be assessed by the national court on the particular facts of the case.
- 6 February 2012
The European Court of Justice has suggested that it may be possible for employers to justify engaging an individual for more than four years on a succession of fixed-term contracts as he or she moves around to cover work for different absent employees.