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Employee sues company over appointment termination

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A Former employee of the CIG Motors, Akeem Adeyemi has sued the company before the National Industrial Court (NIC), Lagos, over the termination of his appointment with the company.

The plaintiff in a suit marked NICN/LA/35/2018 is challenging the  ‘wrongful termination of his appointment’ and also seeking an order to compel the defendant to remit the claimants pension contribution from April 2017 to August 2017 to his retirement savings account.

The claimant through his counsel, Olawale Fapohunda wants a declaration that the purported termination of his employment with the defendant through a letter dated August 31, 2017 based on protest against certain racial comments by the chairperson of the company, Mrs Chen Xuixia is illegal, malicious and wrongful.

The claimant sought the court’s declaration that the defendant breached his right to freedom from discrimination as provided for under section 42 of the Nigerian constitution 1999 as amended and Federal law of Nigeria, Cap C23 LFN 2004.

He therefore asked the court to declare that the deliberate refusal of the defendant to remit his pension contribution from April 2017 to August 2017 is unlawful and a violation of the provisions of the Pension Reforms Act 2014.
He further alleged that the refusal of the defendant to remit the Personal Income Tax monthly deduction made from him to the Lagos State Internal Revenue Services is unlawful and a violation of the provisions of the Personal Income Tax Act Cap P8 LFN 2004.

The claimant is praying the court to declare that he is entitled to N208, 000 being his outstanding entitlements and another order compelling the defendant to pay N104,000 being 25 per cent of his salary for the months of July and August  2017 and an award of N750,000 as cost of the action.


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