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GPH ordered to reinstate former employee

November 1, 2017 5:37 pm

The Grand Pacific Hotel has been ordered by the Employment Relations Tribunal to reinstate a former employee who was unfairly dismissed by the Hotel back in 2015.

Makereta Mafili had lodged the complaint with the Tribunal and won her case.

It was stated in the tribunal that Mafili was verbally abused by the then General Manger of the Hotel and was also demoted to a lower position without any good reasons.

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On the 6th of February 2015 while Mafili was working in the Food and Beverage department, the former General Manager commented on how she was not cleaning a glass properly.

Mafili was later called into the General Manager’s office and when she asked the General Manager why he was angry with her, she was warned to watch her statement and also told to leave the office.

On the 13th of February 2015, Mafili called in sick and when it was relayed to the former General Manager, he said that Mafili was a good lair and that she be demoted.

She was again called into the office and this is when Mafili was verbally abused and laughed at by the former General Manager who had also terminated her contract.

The Tribunal after going through all the evidence ordered the Grand Pacific Hotel to reinstate Makereta Mafili to her former position.

GPH has also been ordered to reimburse Mafili 17 months of lost wages and also an additional 4 month pay as compensation for
Humiliation, loss of dignity and injury to her as a worker.

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