The man had approached the Congo labour court as he was terminated while working for the company in its project at Kinshasa.
Mumbai: The employee of a Mumbai-based international company has approached the Bombay high court seeking enforcement of a foreign decree entitling him to receive USD 1,33,187 from the company for abusive termination of his services. The man had received the decree in his favour by a labour court in Congo, Africa in 2015 but the company has failed to pay him till date. The man had approached the Congo labour court as he was terminated while working for the company in its project at Kinshasa.
According to John Peter Johnson, who filed the suit through advocate Rajesh Vanzara of S.K. Legal, he had been hired by KEC International Limited in 2011 as assistant manager-coordinator of a project which required installing of fibre optics of Inga at Kasumbalesa in Katanga for an unlimited period at Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. However, after 11 months of service when he saw that the project had not been started he confronted the director of the company. However, the director asked him to quit the job and return to India.
The suit further said when he returned to India the company terminated his services without giving any reason or following proper procedure for termination of services. Hence in 2012 he lodged a complaint with in the Appeal Court of Kinshasa against the company. He also filed a petition in the Labour Court in 2013 and a decree was passed in his favour in 2015 directing the company to pay him USD 1,33,187, which includes compensation for ‘abusive termination’, repatriation cost and arrears of salary from September 2012 till the date of the order.