英会話講師雇い止め、無効判決=訂正・おわびあり

会話教室「シェーン英会話スクール」で有期雇用契約の講師だったイギリス人男性(47)が雇い止めにあったのは不当だとして、運営会社を相手取って雇い止めの無効などを求めていた訴訟の判決が9日、東京高裁であった。村上正敏裁判長は雇い止めは無効として、原告の訴えを棄却した一審・東京地裁判決を取り消した。

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英会話スクール講師が逆転勝訴 会社の有給指定に反対、雇い止めは無効

英会話スクールの男性講師が、不当な雇い止めにあったとして会社に地位確認を求めた訴訟の控訴審判決が10月9日、東京地裁であった。村上正敏裁判長は男性敗訴の1審東京地裁判決を変更し、雇い止めを無効として2017年4月からの未払い賃金(月額25万7800円)の支払いを命じた。

判決後、原告のアダム・クリーブさん(47)が東京・霞が関の厚労省記者クラブで会見を開き、「職場に戻ることを楽しみにしています。長い戦いでしたが、判決で正当ということが再確認できました」と話した。


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