Single mother wins lawsuit against Oslo municipality for not getting permanent job

Oslo CourthousePhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB
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A woman who worked for the municipality of Oslo, but was not a permanent employee, sued the municipality when she did not get a permanent job. The court ruled in her favor. 

On October 6, the Oslo District Court ruled that the municipality should have considered a permanent job. Instead, the woman was offered a temporary position several times, according to Fagbladet.

From 2009 to 2013, the woman did interpreting assignments for the municipality. 

That continued until January of this year. 

Temporary engagements

From 2013 to 2016, she was temporarily employed as a parent counselor, and from 2018 until this year, she worked with refugees at the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV).

The court came to the conclusion that the municipality must also pay the legal costs of NOK 150,000 kroner. 

Additionally, the court ruled that the woman is entitled to a permanent job in the Oslo municipality. 

The court also awarded her NOK 300,000 in lost earnings.

“The municipality will spend time reviewing the verdict before a decision is made on whether it should be appealed,” Marie Anbjørg Joten wrote in an email to Fagbladet.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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