Chamisa's MDC ordered to compensate employee

Chamisa's MDC ordered to compensate employee
Published: 25 September 2019 (20 Views)
THE MDC has been ordered to pay $10 000 in damages and interest to an employee they fired unlawfully.

Bramston Gwena had cited the MDC as a respondent in the registration of an arbitral award after it had been opposed by the political party.

High Court judge Tawanda Chitapi registered the arbitral award granting Gwena $10 140 with five percent interest calculated from May 1, 2014 as damages in lieu of reinstatement as an order of the court.

Gwena and 15 other employees took the MDC to the Labour Court sometime in 2015 and it was ordered to reinstate the aggrieved workers without loss of salary and benefits from the date of dismissal.

The workers applied for quantification of the damages after the MDC had refused to reinstate them or engage in the quantification process.

When the arbitrator quantified the damages in respect of Gwena he was awarded $10 140.

The award was made on October 6, 2016 and the MDC also opposed registration of the award for want of service, saying they had not been privy to the application.

They also claimed that Gwena was an impostor who was not part of the 15 who made the application.



- dailynews

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