In Duncombe & others v Department for Education and Skills EAT/0433/07, the EAT held that the territorial limits to employment tribunal jurisdiction do not preclude an employee based outside Great Britain pursuing a breach of contract claim that relies on provisions in the fixed-term employees Regulations. The Regulations implemented European legislation, giving directly effective rights that the domestic courts must seek to enforce.
A table summarising the compensation payable for breach of the requirements in relation to fixed-term employees.
This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers fixed-term employees.
In Prakash v Wolverhampton City Council EAT/0140/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal holds that where a fixed-term contractor's dismissal for misconduct was overturned by an appeal decided after the expiry date of the contract, the effect of the successful appeal was to reinstate the terms of the original contract. It could not extend the life of the contract beyond its expiry date.
In Adeneler and others v Ellinikos Organismos Galaktos  IRLR 716 the European Court of Justice has held that the objective reasons justifying the use of successive fixed-term contracts must relate to the particular employment in question.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to fixed-term employees.