O’Neill v University College Dublin [Employment Appeals Tribunal]

CourtEmployment Appeal Tribunal (Ireland)
Judgment Date28 April 1998
Judgment citation (vLex)[1998] 4 JIEC 2801

Employment Appeals Tribunal

O'Neill v University College Dublin


Unfair dismissal - Dismissal in dispute - Conditions of employment - Whether failure to fulfil one condition justified dismissal

Claimant worked as a tutor in respondent college. It was the practice that such tutors would work on their doctorate, get a remission on fees and earn income. At the conclusion of their doctorate they would move on to allow other graduatates the same opportunity. The claimant said he was unaware of such condition and had not received a contract of employment. The respondents gave evidence of where tutors were collectively informed about the doctorate and indivually. Respondents stated that tutors were informed that they would lose their jobs if they did not complete their thesis. The Tribunal determined that the claimant was aware of the policy of the university to complete the...

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