Letter to Editor: PIU @ KMC: SLEDGE HAMMER TO CRACK A NUT!
Updated: Aug 26, 2021
PIU @ KMC: SLEDGE HAMMER TO CRACK A NUT!
Sending the PIU to KMC to forcefully install the suspended CEO back into her office seems slightly over the top. There surely must be legal ways to pursue the CEO’s rights than forcefully re-installing her back into her office at the KMC. I say this for one main reason.
The Working Relationship Between KMC & The CEO Has Broken Down!
That is an objective fact: KMC and the suspended CEO cannot be expected to work together amicably, EVER!.
If the courts decides that KMC acted unlawfully, the CEO will be awarded damages ... but there will not be an order for the CEO to be re-instated ... because the working relationship had broken down.
In 1990, 31 years ago, a headteacher suspended me unlawfully on invented spurious grounds. I was suspended on full pay for a year while I set up my own school (Mr. Halake School 1 – youtube). At the end of the year, the judge ruled that I was unlawfully suspended. The school and I agreed that I cannot come back to my job at the school – and I was compensated with £20,000 damages (I couldn’t come back anyway because I was already running my own school!). But the point is that once the working relationship has broken down, the courts here in UK will not force an employee, even one unfairly dismissed, back into the same institution.
Sending the PIU in to restore the CEO will not achieve anything. It will just disrupt the services that the KMC provides to its electors.
THE MINISTER should just be patient and wait for the Report of the Investigation Team that he has sent to the KMC. That is the reasonable and lawful path.
KMC @ High Court?
I think if the KMC went to the High Court for an Injunction against the Minister/PIU – until the Investigation Team complete their work – the KMC will win; and get a High Court Injunction.
Dida Jallow-Halake, Notting Hill, UK.
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