The paper reported that the LRA was being cited by the Labor Ministry in connection with a complaint filed by one Mr. Douglas M.V. Jones, who claimed ‘wrongful dismissal’.
According to the Inquirer’s report, the LRA had earlier appeared at the Labour Ministry’s hearing and assured that Mr. Jones would be reinstated before April 20, 2016, but failed to do so. This is upright falsehood.
However, the LRA wishes to clarify that the report and claims of ‘wrongful dismissal’ reported by the Inquirer and Mr. Jones is false and misleading.
The LRA said Mr. Jones was recruited by the LRA as Public Affairs Officer, but failed to perform to expectation as required by the TOR of the position, and his employment was terminated after his probation period.
The LRA stressed that Mr. Jones was terminated for poor performance reasons. He also signed his probation appraisal form at the end of his probation period.
The LRA says it remains resolute and will not be dissuaded by falsehood as well as unprofessional and unbalanced reporting.