Court rules former FNPF CEO termination unlawful
November 27, 2014 6:01 pm
The Suva High Court has ruled that former Fiji National Provident Fund CEO, Olota Rokovunisei be granted 75-thousand dollars for his unlawful termination in April 2007.
Rokovunisei claimed damages for unlawful termination of employment.
The court heard before his termination, he was given a letter containing eleven charges relating to misconduct.
He was given time to respond and a Tribunal would be appointed for the hearing of the charges.
Rokovunisei responded within the time frame and a tribunal was established.
However, both parties could not agree to the terms of the Tribunal and Rokovunisei was terminated.
Justice Deepthi Amaratunga ruled that the FNPF unlawfully terminated Rokovunisei.
The court has also ruled that the cost is summarily assessed at three-thousand dollars.