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Gambia College case reaches climax

May 31, 2010, 11:18 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Magistrate Nying, the new Chairperson of the Industrial Tribunal has set 22nd June 2010, as the date when she will deliver judgment in a case involving the Gambia College and one Abdoulie Baldeh, the plaintiff.

Abdoulie Baldeh, who was once a lecturer at the Gambia College sued Gambia College, his former employer, for wrongful dismissal.

Mr. Baldeh is claiming the sum of D75, 000 in damages for wrongful dismissal as a lecturer from the service of the defendant, contrary to the terms of employment.

He is also claiming the sum of D65, 500 for outstanding salaries and benefits, plus interest and cost.

The particulars of the claim stated that the plaintiff was a senior lecturer, and that he was sometime in December 2000 employed by Gambia College, the defendant.

The plaintiff further claimed that sometime in March 2009, the plaintiff’s contract of employment was terminated due to unfounded allegations to damage the plaintiff’s record in education.

The claim went on to state that such allegations were unproven, and were dismissed before a magistrate's court.

The plaintiff finally indicated that his claim is for damages and outstanding salaries and benefits, which the defendant has refused to pay.