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BAMC to award ex-manager $112 857


Antoinette Connell

BAMC to award ex-manager $112 857

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A former manager with the Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC) has been awarded more than $100 000 after the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) found that he was unfairly dismissed nearly three years ago.

Dr Orville Wickham brought the case against the state agency, insisting that he was not consulted before he was terminated, as required by law.

The ERT agreed, pointing out that there was an admission by the sole witness for the company, Leslie Parris, that there was no consultation “at any time with the claimant”.

“And the statement in the argument shown at paragraph 7 above, the purported dismissal by reason of redundancy, resulted in the dismissal being unfair, and we so determine and hold,” read the September 1 decision by chairman Christopher Blackman and members Edward Bushell and Frederick Forde. (AC)

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