Fired GEA workers file writ, seeking $200,000 in damages

Head of the GEA, Mahender Sharma.

Several of the terminated Guyana Energy Agency [GEA] employees have filed nine writs of summons in the High Court against the GEA.

The employees are seeking damages in excess of $100,000 for wrongful termination; severance pay/redundancy; damages in excess of $100,000 for mental stress. The terminated employees are also seeking to be reinstated.

The writs were issued by Attorney at Law Mr. Basil Williams, MP, on July 12.

A press statement from A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) stated that the employees visited the opposition leader’s office where they revealed that due to the nature of their termination, they are finding great difficulty in securing employment and many feel that they have been black listed.

“APNU is renewing its call for there to be an independent investigation in the firing of several workers of the Guyana Energy Agency. APNU in a previous release noted our concern about the use of the polygraph by the GEA, and its inherent unreliability and inadmissibility in many judicial jurisdictions in the United States of America.”



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