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University researcher on three successive fixed-term contracts declared permanent employee

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    Ball v University of Aberdeen ETS/101486/08 (0 other reports)

Ball v University of Aberdeen ETS/101486/08

fixed-term contracts | permanent employment | objective justification

An employment tribunal has found that an individual employed on three consecutive fixed-term contracts over almost a decade is a permanent employee, in a case that has significance for employers in sectors that regularly employ staff for a fixed term, such as teaching, IT and construction.

Mr Ball worked as a researcher at the University of Aberdeen, with his employment having been under three fixed-term contracts. These ran from: