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Dismissal: Contract for a specific purpose

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    Brown and others v Knowsley Borough Council [1986] IRLR 102 EAT (0 other reports)

In Brown and others v Knowsley Borough Council 13.9.85 EAT 133/85 the EAT upholds an industrial tribunal's ruling that a temporary teacher employed by a local authority on an MSC funded course was engaged under a contract for a specific purpose (ie a contract to last only for so long as was necessary to fulfil its purpose). Thus the contract was discharged by performance, rather than by dismissal, when funding ran out.