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23 Ex-SultanSweets restaurant employees claimed wrongful dismissal

Oct 27, 2011, 1:10 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Mbacke Saine and 22 others have dragged the defendant, Muhammed Al’Amar trading as SultanSweets Restaurant, to the Kanifing Industrial Tribunal for wrongful termination of their services.

The plaintiffs’ claim was for the sum of D27, 311, interest of D25, 000 plus costs.

According to the plaintiffs’ particulars of claim, they were employed by the defendant, SultanSweets Restaurant, and that they were working until their termination.

The plaintiffs stated that they were working for the defendant, and were terminated because the said business was no longer working.

The claimed further went on to sate that through their investigations, the plaintiffs found out that the defendant sold the business to another person.

However, when the case resumed yesterday, the industrial tribunal ordered that the plaintiffs amend their claims and that the claims have to be specific, since they were employed on different dates and have different claims.

The chairman adduced that there was a possibility that the defendant may dispute some of the claims and, therefore, there was a need to amend the claims.

He indicated that the industrial rules allow the plaintiffs to outline the claims to give a clear picture to the defendant about what the plaintiff is claiming.

He consequently ordered the claims to be amended before the next adjournment date.

The hearing continues on 17 November 2011.