Court rules dismissal allowed if appeal not heard within six months


The Council of State on Thursday upheld the government’s right to fire a civil servant if his or her appeal against the sacking has not been heard within six months.

A former employee at the IKA social security fund brought the case against the state after losing his job six months after being dismissed.

He argued that his sacking should not have been rubber-stamped until the appeal had been heard.

Greece’s highest administrative court, however, ruled that if the appeal is not heard within six months of the original decision then the dismissal stands.