Twelve Fidelity Bank ex-staff denied retirement entitlements were at the National Industrial Court in Lagos Monday, July 10, 2017 for the hearing of their suit against the bank only to discover that the lawyer representing the bank failed to appear.
The case was adjourned for hearing on September 22, 2017 to hear a suit by the former staff of the bank, challenging non-payment of their retirement benefits.
The claimants are: Ann Nwabulu, Chidinma Oka, Joseph Dimka, Doris Alfred, Dayo Olayemi, Julius Ubah, Obasi Esobe, Obiageli Mbadiwe, Sophia Milton, Yemisi Falade, Abiamuwe Sylvester, and Nnenna Ekwueme.
Joined as defendants in the suit is Fidelity Bank Plc.
The claimants, through the chambers of Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), are seeking a declaration that they are entitled to payment of their retirement benefits by the defendant, after 15 years of their meritorious service.
At the resumed hearing on September 22, 2017, Fidelity Bank claimed the 12 staff were not in the employment of the bank and few of them that were paid retirement benefits were paid in error.
The case was adjourned to October 12, 2017 but could not hold due to the deployment of the trial Judge to another state. The hearing was further adjourned till today. November 28, 2017 at the same venue of National Industrial Court, Lagos.
SOJ Worldwide would furnish our numerous readers with the proceedings of the case as it breaks today.
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