Court rules in favour of BIDC workers

Government has been ordered to pay damages to seven former employees of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), who were sent on early retirement at age 60 back in 2015.

High Court Justice Jacqueline Cornelius today ruled that the action by the board of the statutory corporation was not only unlawful, but void and of no effect.

She also ruled that Government’s decision to process the workers’ gratuity was unlawful and of no effect.

However, instead of sending them back to work after two years, the judge deemed it appropriate to award damages as well as legal costs to the sacked employees.

Lawyers for the BIDC have appealed the ruling.

14 Responses to  Court rules in favour of BIDC workers

  1. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore December 20, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    This Stuart led admin has done just about everything wrong.

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    • Eddy Murray
      Eddy Murray December 20, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      But you all know DEM would not have it to pay, all who form the next government would have to deal with that.

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  2. Wendy Reece
    Wendy Reece December 20, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    How long will they have to wait for their money, I suppose the government will have to start look for some to give them ☹️☹️☹️

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  3. Sheron Inniss December 20, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I am happy for these workers. Cut the MPs salaries that should do the trick.

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  4. fedup December 20, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Great decision! Damn crooks.

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  5. Marva Lashley-Todd
    Marva Lashley-Todd December 20, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    wannah aint getting that money in any hurry. They will leave office and the BLP will have to pay it

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  6. Othneal Kellman
    Othneal Kellman December 20, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Justice wins

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  7. Eddy Murray
    Eddy Murray December 20, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Do like Al Barrack.

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  8. luther thorne December 20, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    My my my
    How did Barbados get like this.

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  9. Donild Trimp December 20, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    To this day I still do not understand why the Gov’t of Barbados allowed this matter to reach this far.

    What an embarrassment for intelligent people.

    Every attorney in Barbados knew from day one that the actions against these employees by the board of the statutory corporation
    and by the Government were unlawful.

    Is it that any Tom, Dick and Harry in a position of authority in Barbados makes these stupid decisions arbitrarily without the file reaching the legal department?

    Lunacy to the highest degree.

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  10. Bajan USA December 20, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    The government will stall them and pay them like a cooolie man. The court did not go far enough. It should have calculated the money own and give the government a set time to pay it all jn a one-time payment. Ask barack how his work out. The government still own cow money for building the spring garden highway from Tom Adams time.

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  11. BIG SKY December 20, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    This DLP government seem to loose all their court cases because of the unjust way in which they do things.WRONG CAN NEVER BE RIGHT.

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  12. luther thorne December 20, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Donald T
    A lotta foolishness going on all over the Public Service. The Public Service is being decimated by the folly of this Government and its Minister of Finance in particular and others in general Just examine the case of the Commissioner of Inland Revenue that has been widely reported in the Press. The fact of the matter is that the Commissioner who is well trained and experienced is home now for two years drawing a salary and making the contribution that she has been trained and groomed for. She is not at work but she is getting paid. Meanwhile Income Tax Returns remain Outstanding for in excess of 4 years. This has never happened in Barbados before. This but one example but the Public in a mess and we have PM walking talking foolisness bout going down to the wire. He should be Charged

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    • Bajan USA December 21, 2017 at 12:24 am

      Remember the last police commissioner. Them did a hit job on he. Poor fellow lost he pick. Was send on force retirement.

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