The Employment Rights Tribunal, ERT, has ordered JADA Builders Incorporated to pay former employee Pauline Wood more than 20 thousand dollars in compensation.
This follows a near 8 year old dispute over her departure from the company.
The ruling was handed down yesterday by the ERT which unanimously found to be unfair the verbal communication of the end of her employment that was given on the 26th of August 2015 with a one day’s notice.
Delivering the verdict, Deputy Chair of the ERT Kathy Ann Hamblin concluded that Ms. wood who is now 83 years old and an amputee in a wheelchair is not capable of returning to work.
She has been awarded 21 thousand, 216 dollars which is to be paid by JADA Builders Incorporated on or before the 28th of June.
Ms. Hamlin stated that non-compliance with the payment order will result in the additional sum of 1 thousand 305 dollars and 60 cents being due and payable to the claimant commencing on the 29th of June.
Caswell Franklyn who was the Union representative for the Ms. Wood says he is elated with the tribunal decision and he detailed the circumstance leading up to the case.
Caswell Franklyn who was the Union representative for the Pauline Wood.