Public Service Commission Removed As Defendant In A Case By A Public Officer Seeking Return Of Docked Salary

PR – The OECS Court of Appeal has upheld the removal of the Grenada Public Service Commission (PSC) as a defendant in a case that seeks to have salary docked by the Government, returned. 

The ruling was made in the case involving Donna Lusan, a teacher at St. Joseph’s  Convent, St. George’s. 

Lusan was among several public officers who failed to report for duty for an extended  period during 2018, at the height of an industrial dispute with Government over pension  and gratuity. 

As an employer, Government exercised its right to dock the pay of employees who did  not work and Lusan opted to take the matter to court, to recover her docked salary of  approximately $500. 

The Court of Appeal found no merit in the grounds presented by Ms. Lusan’s attorneys,  Justis Chambers, for the PSC to be made a party to that suit.