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G4S to pay over Ksh10 million for firing employees unlawfully – court rules

Three former G4S employees have been awarded over 10 million as dues and compensation for unlawful termination.

Lady Justice Hellen Wasilwa has ruled against the company and ordered that it pays former employees Sarah Adhiambo, Caroline Wangari and Martin Mwangi over unlawful termination.

The three
employees, through lawyer Cynthia Kwamboka Onyancha had taken the company to
court in 2017 contesting that they were never notified of their termination.

“We are seeking a
declaration that the act of G4s of terminating my clients’ employment on
grounds of redundancy was unprocedural, illegal and unlawful,” Onyancha said in
court.

She wanted the
court to grant them 12 months compensation for unlawful termination among other
payments. 

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“G4s has failed
to show that they adhered to the provisions of section 40 of Employment Act,
which mandates employer to give notice to the employees on the intended
redundancy, “Wasilwa ruled.

The judge added
that there is no evidence that there were consultations between the former
employees and the company before the said redundancy. She ruled that the
minutes of the meetings that are alleged to have had taken place were not
produced in court by G4s and therefore the court was unable to deduce whether
there was any discussion.

Adhiambo has been
awarded Ksh4.2million, Wangari Ksh3.1 million and Mwangi Ksh 3.3 million. The
amount is inclusive of 10 months’ compensations for damages, unfair redundancy,
unlawful termination, failure to give notice and cost of the petition among
other payments.

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