Court Declares Ecobank Staff’s Involuntary Resignation As Constructive Dismissal, Wrongful — Leadership Newspaper

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The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Friday declared the involuntary resignation of an ex-staff of Ecobank Plc, Ukamaka Temple, at the insistence of the bank as constructive dismissal and wrongful.

Justice Rakiya Haastrup also ordered that the bank should cease from demanding a loan repayment from the former staff.

She said the evidence in the court, showed that the claimant was compelled to tender her resignation.

According to Haastrup, the claimant in her resignation letter made reference to the directive of the bank as:

“Based on Human Resources directive this morning, I hereby tender my resignation letter.”

She said the bank did not debunk this assertion made by the claimant in any of their correspondences to the claimant.

Haastrup further held that the defendant put the claimant under pressure to tender her resignation and this amounted to constructive dismissal.

The judge said the loan taken by the claimant from the bank which was to be repaid by deductions from…



Source: Leadership Newspaper