Ex-manager sues John Holt over unlawful dismissal


A former employee of John Holt PLC, Mr Echezona Nzeribe, has taken the company before the National Industrial Court, Abuja, alleging unlawful dismissal.

Nzeribe, who was an area manager of the company, told the court that he had worked with the company for 15 years before his dismissal.

He told the court that he was suspended in June 2012 by the defendant over alleged sale of the company’s generator valued at N2 million by the sales manager.

The claimant further explained that the sales manager failed to remit the money to the company’s account.

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Nzeribe alleged that the defendant suspended him without given him the opportunity to defend himself contrary to the provision of the company’s staff manual.

The claimant is praying the court to declare that the dismissal was unlawful, null and void and of no effect.

He is also praying the court to order the defendant to reinstate him and pay all his salaries and other entitlements from June 2012 till date.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Peter Lifu, fixed Dec. 5 for hearing, and ordered that all court paper be served on the defendants.

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