Feb 26, 2016, 10:15 AM
The Kanifing Industrial Tribunal on 5 September 2012 heard the representative of Banutu Business College accept liability on behalf of the institution.
Banutu Business College was dragged to the Industrial Tribunal by the former director of the institution, Maurice Gomez, who was claiming the recovery of D56,000 being eight-month salary arrears owed him.
The plaintiff, Maurice Gomez, also claimed D50,000 being damages for breach of contract. Cost and interest at the rate of 30 per cent was also claimed by the plaintiff.
The particulars of claim of the plaintiff stated that the plaintiff worked for the defendant as a director at the college at all material time.
The plaintiff claimed he was employed by the defendant on 1 August 2010 and resigned on 31 August 2011.
The particulars of the claim of the plaintiff further stated that the plaintiff had to resign because he worked for the defendant for eight months without being paid.
The plaintiff claimed that he later decided that if he left the college, the students would suffer, and also thought that if he stayed, the situation would be solved.
The plaintiff said in his claim that he continued to work for the defendant without salary and decided to leave since the situation was not solved.
Mr Gomez claimed further that what the college calculated as his salary arrears was not correct but his calculation was correct, adding that his monthly salary was D7,500.
The chairman of the tribunal, Magistrate Dawda Jallow, told the tribunal that based on the admission of the defendant, judgement was entered for the plaintiff against the defendant for D56,000 being eight-month salary arrears.
He said D20,000 was awarded to the plaintiff as damages and cost of D1,000.