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Ocean Bay Human Resources Manager testifies

Sep 4, 2013, 11:30 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Raymond Sarr, the Human Resources Manager at Ocean Bay Hotel, on 3 September 2013 testified on behalf of the hotel against Musa Badjie, who sued the hotel at the Kanifing Industrial Tribunal for wrongful termination.

The case was presided over by Chairman Jobarteh, who was assisted by panelists Davies and Cole.

In his testimony, Mr Sarr told the tribunal that he lives at Bakoteh Housing Estate and is the Human Resources Manager, adding that he started working with the SSHFC on 1 January 2012.

He said he had access to all the files of the employees, and knew the plaintiff, Musa Badjie, and knew why he left the hotel, adding that he did not work with the plaintiff before.

He adduced that he was at the hotel when the plaintiff’s service was terminated, and was the author of the termination letter.

Mr Sarr added that the plaintiff was moved from the rooms to the public area in 2009, adding that one Julian Bouye, a guest, complained about several harassment from the plaintiff, and that her money was stolen and it could only be the plaintiff who stole it.

He indicated that the complaint was recorded.

Copies of the complaint written by the guest were shown to him, which he identified.

The defendant’s counsel, Anna Njie, applied to tender them and Garba Cham, who was representing the plaintiff, did not raise any objection.

The documents were admitted by the tribunal.

A document written by the plaintiff in response to the complaint by the guest was given to the witness, which he identified.

Lawyer Njie applied to tender it and Garba Cham did not object to the tendering of the said document.

It was admitted by the tribunal.

Mr Sarr testified that due to the complaints by the guest, the plaintiff was moved from the rooms to the public area.

A document written by one Buba Manneh, a housing keeping staff then, was given to him to identify, which he did.

Other documents were also given to him to identify, one of which was dated 12 December 2008.

The said documents were tendered by the defendant’s counsel, and Garba Cham did not raise any objection.

They were admitted by the tribunal.

The case was adjourned to 10 September 2013, for continuation.

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