Nov 17, 2008, 5:25 AM
Plaintiff Alasana Sanneh recently told the Industrial Tribunal in Kanifing that it was the right party, (Tie Feng Enterprise) they sued to the tribunal.
Sanneh, who was representing four others, revealed this when the defendant’s counsel urged the court to dismiss the plaintiffs’ claims because it was the wrong party before the tribunal as the defendant.
The plaintiffs dragged the defendant, Tie Feng Enterprise, claiming the recovery of D331,200 being basic salaries for unlawful termination, damages for breach of contract and for compensation.
In his submission, the defendant’s counsel told the tribunal that the plaintiff under cross-examination said they were employed by one Mr Gim.
Counsel noted that when the plaintiff was asked whether he realised that he had brought Tie Feng Enterprise to the tribunal, he replied it was Gim Chao he brought to the tribunal.
“It is apparent that it is on record that the suit is between plaintiffs who are represented by Alasana Sanneh against Tie Feng Enterprise,” he submitted.
He also said the wrong party was before the tribunal as the defendant.
Based on this grounds, he explained, he was applying for the suit against his client to be dismissed with cost.
Responding to the defendant’s counsel, Alasana Sanneh denied claims that it was the wrong party before the tribunal, indicating that it was the day they were given termination they knew the company (Tie Feng Enterprise) to be the employer.
“It was written in our termination letter as Tie Feng,” Sanneh told the tribunal.
However, he also said, that they were paid under Gim Chao and that still exists.
The case was adjourned till 4 July 2012, for ruling.
Alasana Sanneh is claiming D93,600 being four-year basic salary, while Babocarr is claiming D38,400, Abdoulie Gibba D88,800, Bakary Conteh D60,000, and Tijan Bah D50,400, being payments for basic salary for four years.