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Teacher claims over D1M for wrongful dismissal

Sep 15, 2011, 1:33 PM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Adejimi Adenipekuin, former teacher at Scanaid Senior Secondary School, has sued his former employer at the Industrial Tribunal, claiming over one million dalasi for wrongful termination of his service.

The statement of claim is for the recovery of the sum of D1, 488,000 being amount due for unlawful termination.

Interest of 30% and costs have also been claimed by the plaintiff.

The particulars of claim stated that the plaintiff was an employee of the defendant.

The plaintiff claimed that he was wrongfully terminated by the defendant due to the fact that the defendant wanted him to participate in extra-curricular activities, which he objected to due to his ill health, and that he is an asthmatic patient.

He further stated in his claim that he was an Agric, General Science, Health Science teachers, as well as the school farm coordinator.

The plaintiff also claimed that he never received any first and second warning, but received a final warning, further stating that the rules of the school stated that if an employment letter was received by an employee, first, second and final warning letters must be received before dismissing an employee within 12 months.

The plaintiff continued to claim that he never absented himself from school without permission, adding that his monthly salary was D6, 200.

The case was adjourned for continuation.

Lawyer Anna Njie represented the defendant.