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JADCO head gets injunction putting hold on termination

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 1:19 PM

The Supreme Court has granted an injunction to the Executive Director of the Jamaica Anti Doping Commission (JADCO), Carey Brown, barring the Board of JADCO from firing him from his post.

The injunction remains in effect until November 1 when the parties will return to court for a hearing.

Brown, who is being represented by attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman is seeking leave to go to the Judicial Review Court to quash the decision to terminate his services.

Brown was given a letter on September 11 informing him that his appointment with JADCO was terminated effective tomorrow.

It is reported that the issue between the parties stemmed from the drug testing of some athletes.

Brown, who is a public servant, was seconded to JADCO in 2013 from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

Brown contends that it was part of the agreement that he remained as public servant with benefits.

He is contending that the board of JADCO cannot fire him because he is a public officer and is protected under the Constitution.

Brown is claiming that there must be due process by the Public Services Commission before a public officer can be fired.