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Redundancy: Redundancy on expiry of successive fixed-term teaching contracts

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    Pfaffinger v City of Liverpool Community College; Muller v Amersham & Wycombe College [1996] IRLR 508 EAT (0 other reports)

Part-time college lecturers, employed for several years under a succession of fixed-term contracts for one academic term, were dismissed by reason of redundancy on the expiry of their contracts for the summer term of 1993, notwithstanding that subsequently they were offered contracts for the following term, holds the EAT in (1) Pfaffinger v City of Liverpool Community College (2) Muller v Amersham & Wycombe College [1996] IRLR 508. A redundancy situation arises, on the expiry of each such contract, on the basis that the college's requirement for employees to carry out the function of lecturing ceases or diminishes from the beginning of the vacation until the start of the new term.