Giuseppa Santoro v Comune di Valderice, Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    Case C-494/16 CJEU
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Social Policy; Fixed-Term Work; Measures to Penalise the Misuse of Fixed-Term Contracts

From 1996 to 2002, Ms Santoro worked as a provider of socially useful services for the municipality of Valderice. She was then employed by that municipality under a continuous and coordinated contractual relationship until the end of 2010. On 4 October 2010 she entered into a part-time contract of employment with that municipality, which was due to end on 31 December 2012. The contract was extended three times until 31 December 2016, that is, for a total period of four years.

Ms Santoro brought an action before the Tribunale di Trapani (District Court, Trapani, Italy), seeking inter alia a declaration that those fixed-term contracts were unlawful, an order that the municipality of Valderice

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This article is correct at 11/04/2018

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