The lecturers believe they have been denied workplace rights and unfairly dimissed
Two academics, who formerly supervised students undertaking creative writing courses at the University of Oxford, have launched an employment tribunal claim against the university.
Creative writing lecturers Alice Jolly and Rebecca Abrams claim that even though the University of Oxford employed them on a personal services contract, the terms of their employment meant they were employees. As such, they claim a number of their fundamental workplace rights have been contravened.
The university said it would offer more appropriate contracts in a letter to the Society of Authors (SoA) in April this year; however, two months later, the university failed to renew Jolly and Abrams’ longstanding contracts. They believe this is a...