Worker wins


Added 15 November 2012


After a two decade long legal fight,  a former employee of Rayside Concrete Works Ltd has won the battle for his 15-year severance package, with a Court of Appeal judge describing the delay as “horrendous”. James Livingstone Eastmond, who was employed as a truck driver at the company from December 1976 to April 1992, has been awarded severance by the Court of Appeal, after losing his case first at the Severance Payments Tribunal and then the High Court. The decision was handed down last Thursday by Acting Chief Justice Peter Williams who heard the case, along with Justices of Appeal Sandra Mason and Andrew Burgess. They said they were not provided with a figure but Eastmond should be paid  in accordance with the Severance Payment Act and the award would take no account  of inflation. “The appellant has been denied  his severance payment for over 20 years.  The delay has been horrendous,”  stated the written judgment.


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus




Have you started preparation for this year's Hurricane season?