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Business Training Centre sued

Mar 2, 2011, 12:55 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Plaintiff Reme Jagna recently took Business Training Centre (BTC) to the Industrial Tribunal of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Clement Nkumbe Ngube, claiming D99,590.22, being arrears of her salary, D50,000 as damages for wrongful termination of her employment.

The plaintiff further claimed an interest of 25% per annum and cost of D6,000.

According to the plaintiff’s particulars of claim, she was at all material times an employee of the defendant.

The defendant is a registered organization and a company respectively jointly operating a business.

The plaintiff pleaded that in her letter of appointment the letterhead bore title ‘Business Training Centre’ and at the bottom it was written Business and Education Trust, an indication that there was a Trust in Co-operation in Banjul.

The plaintiff’s particulars of claim further revealed that the defendant used several letterheads inconsistently in their correspondence which was calculated to hide their true identity.

It further stated that the plaintiff drew the attention of the defendant to the fact that her salary continued to be arrears accumulated to a substantial amount and that she needed to be paid.

The plaintiff claimed that the defendant ignored all the correspondence and terminated her services without following the Labour Act, adding that the defendant had monies to pay her but had been refusing to do so.

Hawa Sisay-Sabally was the attorney for the plaintiff while the defendant was represented by Lawyer Momodou Musa Drammeh.

Hearing continues.