Ex-Crane Bank staff okayed to pursue Shs6b compensation from DFCU

Ex-Crane Bank staff claim they were wrongfully terminated. File photo.

Court has given a green light to former Crane Bank workers to go ahead with their case against DFCU bank.

Former Crane Bank workers consisting of managers, tellers and cleaners claim they were indiscriminately laid-off within one month after DFCU took over Crane Bank in January this year.

They claim that Crane bank had promised its 700 employees that they will not lose their jobs after the take over.

They accuse DFCU bank of contravening the Employment Act by sacking them yet during receivership, their contracts including maintaining their jobs were transferred to DFCU.

They are now demanding compensation for what they call mental anguish as well as damage to their reputation and finances as a result of this wrongful termination.

The deputy registrar in- charge of civil matters, Sarah Langa, has Monday given authority to ten former employees to file a representative suit on behalf of other 400 terminated employees.

Through their lawyers of Center for Legal Aid led by Isaac Ssemakadde, the group wants DFCU to compensate them with Shs6 billion on top of other payments.



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