An employee has succeeded in her personal grievance claim for unjustified dismissal.   She had been working for just under three months when she was given a three month employment agreement with a 90 day trial period.  She signed the agreement and was fired the next day.

The Employment Relations Authority had no trouble finding that the three month fixed term contract was not lawful as no genuine reason was given for the fixed term.  In addition the 90 day trial provision was not lawful as the employee was already employed.

Lost wages of $6,656 and compensation of $6,000 was awarded.

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