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Elections boss gets go ahead to challenge contract termination at Review Court

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 5:14 PM

Director of Elections Orrette Fisher has been granted leave to go to the Judicial Review Court to challenge his pending termination.

The hearing is set for January 24 and his lawyer, Hugh Wildman, says Fisher will remain on the job until the court decides the matter.

Fisher is contending that his one-year-contract of employment, which expired on October 31, was illegal.

He contends that the contract should have been for seven years as stipulated by the law.

On October 30, Fisher took the issue to the Supreme Court seeking an injunction.

The respondents in the case are Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and the Electoral Commission of Jamaica.

On October 31, attorneys representing the respondents gave an undertaking that the post would not be filled for a month.

Wildman has described the case as one of the most important public law cases in the history of Jamaica.

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