In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 12th, June, 2020

116 Ex-Workers Drag UBA To Courtroom, Search Fee Of 2bn For Unjust Dismissal

116 Ex-Employees Drag UBA To Court, Seek Payment Of 2bn For Unjust Dismissal

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About 116 employees of United Financial institution For Africa (UBA) who have been lately sacked have instituted a case earlier than an industrial court docket praying the court docket to declare their dismissal as unlawful.

 

The employees members insisted in a joint swimsuit that their sack was unjust.

 

The employees, by their counsel, Elvis E. Asia Esq., filed a grievance on March 13, 2020, with swimsuit No. NICN/LA/112/2020.

 

They claimed that the “financial institution capriciously availed them loans as early as December 2019 to surreptitiously take again what can be as a consequence of them as terminal advantages.”

 

They defined to the court docket that the financial institution invited them to conferences at their varied branches and requested them to resign instantly. 

 

Their assertion partly learn, “They have been additional instructed that resignation was a situation precedent to being paid terminal advantages. 

“The claimants wrote resignation letters however later found that they have been already exited from the financial institution earlier than they have been requested to resign. 

“They have been denied entry to the financial institution’s portal from the tip of January three, 2020, and the exit letters from the defendant have been obtained from January 14, 2020, however backdated to January three, 2020.

“The defendant perfected the mass sack earlier than surreptitiously compelling them to resign to disclaim a lot of them their terminal advantages by loans availed them just a few weeks earlier than the sack.”

 

The employees claims that they have been made to pay for insurance coverage of the mortgage within the case of involuntary lack of a job however that UBA compelled them to tender resignation letters after the choice was made to exit them from the system.

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They added that they “have been paid meagre advantages, debited with the excellent loans which must have been taken care of by insurance coverage being that their employment was not dropped at an finish voluntarily, and through employment, they have been subjected to discriminatory and unfair labour practices by the defendant.”

 

They prayed the court docket to declare that they have been constructively and wrongfully terminated and that the non-public loans given to them by the financial institution between August and December 2019 have been unconscionable, oppressive and towards all recognized tenets of company decency. 

 

They prayed the court docket to grant an order cancelling the loans or ordering the Defendant to use insurance coverage proceeds to the fee of the excellent loans and updating the claimants’ terminal advantages accordingly.

 

In addition they requested for the fee of N2 Billion for breach of contract and wrongful termination of employment.

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