Government has been ordered to pay damages to seven former employees of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), who were sent on early retirement at age 60 back in 2015.
High Court Justice Jacqueline Cornelius today ruled that the action by the board of the statutory corporation was not only unlawful, but void and of no effect.
She also ruled that Government’s decision to process the workers’ gratuity was unlawful and of no effect.
However, instead of sending them back to work after two years, the judge deemed it appropriate to award damages as well as legal costs to the sacked employees.
Lawyers for the BIDC have appealed the ruling.