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NCB gets go ahead to appeal decision blocking challenge to IDT ruling

Published:Monday | June 29, 2015 | 6:00 AM
The NCB is challenging the decision of Justice Brian Sykes who last month denied the bank's request to seek judicial review of a decision of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT).

The Appeals Court has granted permission to the National Commercial Bank (NCB) to appeal a decision blocking the bank from challenging the reinstatement of former manager, Peter Jennings.

It also ordered that NCB must file the notice and grounds of the appeal by Friday.

The court made the ruling following a two-day hearing last week.

The NCB is challenging the decision of Justice Brian Sykes who last month denied the bank's request to seek judicial review of a decision of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT). 

The IDT had ordered the bank to reinstate Jennings, after he was fired in 2012, or pay him for 220 weeks in salary outstanding.

NCB dismissed Jennings claiming that he made eight loans to persons contrary to the policy and standards of the bank.

Jennings was fired after 33 years of working for the company. 

NCB claims the IDT erred in law when it found that Jennings' dismissal was unjustifiable.