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Teacher slams legal suit against former school

May 7, 2012, 1:41 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Lamin S. Sanneh, ex-employee of St. Peter’s Senior Secondary School, recently instituted a claim of wrongful termination of his services against the school at the Industrial Tribunal in Kanifing

The plaintiff claim was for the recovery of D157,896 for three-year seven-month period damages of unlawful termination of his services by the defendant.

The termination of his services/employment by the defendant was unlawful, he claimed.

Mr Sanneh also seeks the recovery of D3,000 as remaining balance of his house rent, as well as interest of 25% and cost.

According to the plaintiff’s particulars of claim, he was legally and officially employed by the defendant but his services were wrongfully terminated.

The particulars further revealed that the plaintiff started working for the defendant on 15 September 2008, as a teacher.

The plaintiff’s claim also had it that the defendant had never had the cause to write any form of warning letter to him throughout the period of his employment.

However, the defendant was not in court, and hearing was set to continue on 25 May 2012.