CCJ rules in favour of employee in Dominican contract dispute

CCJ headquarters in Port of Spain

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — In Mariette Warrington v Dominica Broadcasting Corporation, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday decided that Warrington, a former general manager of the Dominica Broadcasting Corporation (DBC), should be paid the equivalent of six months’ salary, gratuity and holiday pay totalling EC$52,300 as damages.

DBC had paid her one month’s salary and an honorarium when they terminated her, and the High Court and the Court of Appeal had upheld these payments. At the CCJ, she had requested payment of her salary for the remaining years of her contract.

However, the CCJ found she had not proved that loss and decided that “Ms Warrington would have been entitled to the six months’ salary in lieu of notice and…

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