Labour and Employment Law

Beau Vallon Properties Limited v Philippe Cointy (MA 307/2019) [2020] SCSC 61 (22 January 2020);



[1]       The Applicant is appealing the judgment of this Court delivered on 16th July 2018 which dismissed the Applicant’s appeal from a judgment of the Employment Tribunal delivered on 24th October, 2017. The grounds of appeal before the Court of Appeal are :

i.          “The learned judge erred in law on the evidence in awarding compensation to the Respondent;

ii.         The learned judge erred in law in failing to consider the reasonable excuse given by the Appellant for non-appearance of lawyer;

Payet v Cedras (CA 38/2018) Payet v Cedras (CA 38/2018) [2018] SCSC (18 July 2019) (18 July 2019);


Occupational health and safety: Claim  for damages  for injury occurring  at work  place.  Appellant  has failed to establish   negligence   on part  of respondent. Section  8(a) of Occupational   Safety  and Health  Decree  also castes  a duty  on the  employee  to take  reasonable   care for the health, safety  and  well-being   of himself  and  others  whilst  he  is performing   his  duties.  Appeal dismissed  with costs.

Mahe Builders Co Ltd v Madeleine (CA 29/2018) [2019] SCSC 292 (05 April 2019);


[1]        The Respondent was in the employment of the Appellant as a quantity surveying technician. Following the termination of his employment and after the failure of mediation, he sought compensation for unlawful dismissal before the Employment Tribunal. The Respondent claimed the following:

(a)Unpaid salary from 1st June 2017 to 9th June 2017.

(b) 13 days annual leave.