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

CourtEmployment Appeal Tribunal (Ireland)
Judgment Date28 April 1999
Judgment citation (vLex)[1999] 4 JIEC 2802
Date28 April 1999

Employment Appeals Tribunal

O'Neill v University College Dublin

Claimant engaged as tutor with UCD. It was the rule that tutors would prepare a docterate during their tutorship. Applicant claimant this was not a condition of employment. Evidence adduced that claimant was aware of this and his doctorate submissions were inadequate. As he failed to address the matter within a reasonable timeframe his employment was terminated. The Tribunal determinat that the claimant was aware of the policy within the faculty to present a PhD thesis within a period of three to four years. After four years with no thesis they determinated the claimant frustrated his contract. Application dismissed.


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