The Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) has sued Mediamax Limited for unfair termination of its employees on June 21, 2020.
Through its lawyer, Ibrahim Oduor, the petition is before Justice Stephen Radido.
Oduor termed the matter as ‘extremely urgent’ as Mediamax’s action was in violation of the Kenyan Constitution.
“In a show of unbridled impunity and contempt to the fundamental human rights of its employees, the Respondent vide a text message sent out in the middle of the night, summarily terminated the Interested Parties Employment, in a process that was unfair, unlawful and outrightly inhumane and continues to withhold their salaries for the months of April, May, June payment in lieu of notice as well as other lawful terminal dues.”
We have successfully filed a petition (No. Petition 119 of 2020) against #Mediamax for the unfair dismissal of its employee contracts. The suit has been placed before Hon. Justice Stephen Radido & will be mentioned on 24th Aug. 2020 for further directions https://t.co/gyLDPpb8wH pic.twitter.com/69PnAvnT6V
— KUJ Kenya (@KUJ_Kenya) August 4, 2020
The case will be mentioned on August 24 for further directions.
In the petition, KUJ demands compensation for unfair and unlawful termination of the journalists.
“An order requiring the Respondent to pay the Interested Parties compensation for 12 months on account of unlawful and unjustified termination,” it said.