Jamaica: $16-M DISMISSAL – IDT Orders Petrojam To Pay Former GM Mollison For Sudden Sacking

Petrojam, the state-owned oil refinery, has been ordered to pay former General Manager Howard Mollison almost $16 million for his abrupt dismissal.

The award was made by the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) in a 25-page decision handed down yesterday, more than four years after Mollison’s sacking.

The IDT also ordered that payments made to the former Petrojam boss at the time of his dismissal in 2016 should not be deducted from the $15.8-million award.

Petrojam is also facing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit from another former general manager, Floyd Grindley, for wrongful dismissal and reputational damage. Grindley, who was hired months after Mollison’s sacking, was dismissed amid allegations of impropriety and breaches of the Government’s procurement rules at the state-owned refinery.


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