Fare play: Judge puts brakes on shifty shuttle fleet boss
He intentionally tried to mislead his employee to avoid paying out an unfair dismissal claim, court rules
An upmarket Cape Town shuttle company has been ordered to compensate its former marketing manager for unfair dismissal after the company went insolvent, with the company director now expected to foot the bill.
The League of Gentlemen (LOG) which described itself as an “exclusive, personalised shuttle”, operating in Somerset West for trips to the Hottentots Holland basin and Cape Town, was taken to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) in 2016 following marketing manager Sean Prinsloo’s dismissal.
Because the director of the company, JS Wilson, failed to arrive at the hearing, Prinsloo was given a default judgment, with the commission awarding him R165,669, 52, or three months’ salary and other outstanding payments. Throughout proceedings, Wilson claimed that rather than LOG, it was Expidor, another business entity, that had actually employed Prinsloo and was liable to pay...