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Parties agreed to settle matter out of court

Aug 8, 2012, 9:40 AM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Former Makasutu Wildlife Trust employee Ousman Bah yesterday told the Industrial Tribunal in Kanifing that he was willing to settle the claim he made against his former employer out of court.

The plaintiff filed a suit against Makasutu Wildlife Trust, claiming D60, 000 for unpaid wages, breach of contract, and wrongful termination of his service.

However, his employer also filed a counter claim against him, claiming D214, 250, being cost of accommodation at Makasutu Wildlife, in the West Coast Region, covering the rent period from 31 December 2009 to 10 April 2012.

The employer also claimed eviction order, interest at 21 per cent and 4 per cent, as well as damages for D642, 750 and cost.

When the case resumed, Ousman Bah told the tribunal that he had agreed with his employer to settle the matter out of court.

He then applied for an adjournment during which they would discuss the issue before the next hearing date.

Subsequently, the chairman of the tribunal, Magistrate Jobarteh, granted the application and ordered the parties to report back to the court on the next hearing.

However, Ousman Bah earlier rejected an offer of D43, 000 admitted by his former employer, who had consented to withdraw the counter claim in addition.