Employee sues company for GHC2.5m
The amount is also expected, to cater for his medical expenses since Vodafone failed to properly take care of his medical needs prior to sacking him.
Stephen Odonkor ODugbatey the former field technician was sacked after an accident in line of duty incapacitated him.
According to the plaintiff, he was in Vodafone’s official vehicle being driven by its official driver when they had an accident that caused the car to somersault about four times and hit a ditch, causing him to become unconscious for three days.
A medical report from the 37 Military Hospital said, Mr Odugbatey was badly incapacitated as he had blunt trauma to the back of his body, dislocation of the vertebral column, contusion of the soft tissue of the back, loss of dentures, lacerations in the buccal cavity with haemorrhage, dislocation of the mandibular bone joint, blunt trauma to both eyes, shattered left elbow among many other serious injuries.
"I was still in my hospital bed when Vodafone laid me off September 15, 2010" Mr. ODugbatey lamented.
He goes on to reveal that the company reinstated him briefly after he protested in 2011, only to be sacked again.
He contended that the termination of his appointment was discriminatory and amounted to an unfair labour practice.A statement of claim accompanying the writ of summons said Mr Odugbatey was a trained field engineer and was appointed by Vodafone from February 1, 2005 until his appointment was unlawfully terminated on October 5, 2012.
The amount is also expected, to cater for his medical expenses since Vodafone failed to properly take care of his medical needs prior to sacking him.In addition, he is asking for the payment of all salaries owed him from the date of the termination of his appointment on October 5, 2012 to date with the due increments, bonuses and allowances that he was entitled to.
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