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Kololi Beach Club sued

Aug 3, 2012, 11:06 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Musa Boye, former employee of Kololi Beach Club, has sued his former employer at the Kanifing Industrial Tribunal for wrongful termination.

He testified and told the tribunal what transpired between him and his former employer.

Lawyer Surahateh Janneh, counsel for the defendant, on 30 July 2012 cross-examined the plaintiff to discredit him.

Under cross-examination, he said he worked for KMC and Taf Construction where he was doing carpentry work, on a contract for 8 months.

From 2002 to 2006, he added, he was given a contract by the defendant.

He denied that he was employed in 2006 by the defendant.

Boye stated that his employment letter was coming from England.

He indicated that he was informed about this by the former General Manager and another employee of the defendant, adding that he did not receive an employment letter from England, but the defendant gave him an employment letter through one Haddy Jeng, the Human Resources Manager.

He further said that, from 2002 to 2005, one Bakary Kuyateh was the MD of the defendant, stating that he was the head of the carpenters by the time of his redundancy.

Boye said he was the last person to be employed by the defendant, adding that on 15 June 2011, the carpentry section was not closed and he was the head.

He testified that he was working with one Omar Sanneh at the carpentry section, further stating that his service was terminated in June 2011.

He said that since his termination, there was another employee who was working at the carpentry section, and was called Mam Jallow.

Defendant’s counsel put it to him that in 1998 to date Mr Williams has been the MD of the defendant, but the plaintiff said it was Lamin Jarju who was the MD.

He testified further that D1,500 was his salary, adding that D2,400 paid to him was inclusive of his food and transport allowances.

He stated that he was given D15 for food allowance from Monday to Saturday.

It was put to him by the defendant’s counsel that he rejected D9,000 for redundancy, but he said he was given D2,000 redundancy for two months’ salary.

He further testified that he was not asked to collect his redundancy salary, denying that he was offered re-employment by the defendant.

The plaintiff was claiming D922,950 for unlawful dismissal, damages and breach of contract.

The case continues on 14 August 2012.