SECTION 20(1), INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT, 1969
GAS NETWORKS IRELAND NSC
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1. The Worker was dismissed unfairly. She was told not to return after contracting Covid.
2. The Worker was replaced by somebody on a permanent contract but she was never informed.
3. The Worker completed every task assigned to her.
Unfortunately, the Respondent chose not to attend this hearing and it was necessary for the Court to consider this matter without their input.
The contract on which the Worker was employed was for a fixed term. The fixed term came to an end. The contract was clear in not giving any guarantee of renewal. Therefore, the Court is obliged to conclude that there was no unfair dismissal and cannot make a Recommendation in favour of the Worker.
Enquiries concerning this Recommendation should be addressed to Therese Hickey, Court Secretary.