Five Managers Sue Plateau Investment and Property Development Company (PIPC) Over Compulsory Leave

source: Leadership News

Five aggrieved General Mangers of Plateau Investment and Property Development Company (PIPC) Limited have sued the company for ordering them to proceed on an indefinite compulsory leave.

PIPC had on Feb. 12, 2013 ordered the five managers – Messrs Ayuba Chinshaka,

Sylvester Dasak, Benedict Goewam, Yohana Ashoms and Isaac Danbaki, to proceed on an indefinite compulsory leave following a planned restructuring of the company.

But the managers, through their counsel, Mr Kingsley Mallan, who felt they had been unfairly treated, filed a case before the National Industrial Court, Jos, challenging the action of the company.

They specifically accused the company’s management of ”insincerity”.

In the originating summon before Justice Rabi Gwanduh, Mallan alleged that his clients were ordered to proceed on compulsory leave in violation of terms and conditions of their letters of appointment.

“The compulsory leave is not one of the various forms of leave duty available to the plaintiffs as staff of the defendant.

“We hereby pray for an order setting aside the said directive as it is not provided for, in the plaintiffs’ contract of employment.

“It is also a violation of their rights to fair hearing and thus null and void,’’ he argued.

The counsel asked the court to give an order of injunction restraining the defendant or its agent from taking any step capable of affecting his clients’ employment status pending the determination of the case.

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