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Court rules in officer’s favour


RACHELLE AGARD

Court rules in officer’s favour

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An immigration officer who was let go from the Public Service in the wake of a criminal charge that was later dismissed, has won his case against the Government.

The High Court ruled on November 12 that the dismissal of Ryan Rudolph Jordan eight years ago was unfair, and not only must he be reinstated, but awarded damages.

Justice Barry Carrington ordered that a judicial review be done to quash the decision of the Chief Personnel Officer and the Attorney General to terminate Jordan’s employment, and that Jordan be entitled to damages for pecuniary loss by the unlawful administrative acts and omissions on the part of the respondents.

Jordan, 46, of Bagatelle Park, St James, who was an Immigration Officer III from July 2005, was charged with misconduct in public office after investigations into the human trafficking of five female Guyanese nationals following a police operation at a bar in Nelson Street, The City, in April 2013. Jordan was charged on May 21 that year, but the case was eventually dismissed on September 23, 2016. (RA)

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