Jun 23, 2011, 1:40 PM
Kayode Akim, an employee of I-Click US, had dragged the company to the Industrial Tribunal at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.
The plaintiff sued the defendant, I-Click US Company, claiming two months’ salary for which he worked.
Testifying before the tribunal, the plaintiff revealed that he is a graphic designer.
He told the tribunal that he saw an advertisement in a newspaper concerning a job for a graphic designer and a lecturer for the company.
“I applied for the job and my application was accepted,” he said, adding that he applied for the post for graphic designer/Lecturer.
A newspaper advertisement in the Daily Observer was tendered in evidence and marked as an exhibit.
According to him, as a graphic designer, he showed his portfolio to Mr. Cisse, a Senegalese, who was the CEO of the company and that he was impressed about it.
“I was later given a form to fill for my salary and other information,” said the graphic designer
The plaintiff stated that he wrote D15, 000 on the form, where it was stated “what salary you want”.
However, he indicated that they agreed on a salary of D10, 000 and additional pay would be made in the next three months, as the company was just starting.
He testified that on 5 July 2012, the CEO asked him to meet other staff he had appointed, which he did.
He revealed that during the meeting, the CEO told them what the company was all about, as well as what he expected from them.
“The CEO asked us to resume work by 9 July 2012,” said the plaintiff, adding that on the day in question, a meeting was held with senior staff including himself, Adama Ceesay, Popola, one Mr Fofana, Fatou Wally, among others.
He testified that on that day, they were not given appointment letters.
However, he adduced that the CEO promised them that he would get them appointment letters when he returned from Senegal.
Hearing was at that juncture adjourned to 20 November 2012.