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Fixed-term contracts case - Ibarz v University of Sheffield [EAT] 07.05.15 (Unreported)

An employment tribunal had erred by concluding that where a university teacher was employed under a series of fixed-term contracts and had no contractual continuity, the tribunal was not entitled to consider whether the employer's acts across those separate contracts were capable of being a "series of similar acts" under the Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 reg.7 for time limit purposes. Contrary to the ruling in Goldwater v Sellafield Ltd (Costs), the Employment Appeal Tribunal had the power under the Employment Appeal Tribunal Rules 1993 r.34A to order a respondent to pay the issuing and hearing fees even where the appellant's union had paid the fees for him.

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Category: Employment » Contracts of employment; Tribunal procedure; Fixed-term workers. Keyword(s): Costs. Area(s) of law: Employment.
Source: UKEAT/0018/15/JOJ.

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