The third doctor in this case declared the claimant’s unfitness to work as a seafarer. Should the claimant be granted total permanent disability benefits?
The employer claims to have informed the seafarer of his disability rating. Learn why the Supreme Court still awarded the seafarer permanent total disability benefits.
The employer asserted that the seafarer failed to follow the third doctor referral procedure under the POEA SEC. Did the Supreme Court consider the assertion meritorious?
The employer is charged with the burden of proving that its conduct and action are for valid and legitimate grounds and that the transfer is not unreasonable, inconvenient or prejudicial to the employee. If the employer cannot overcome this burden of proof, the employee’s transfer shall be tantamount to constructive dismissal.
Find out why this employee was declared to have been illegally dismissed from employment even when witnesses of the employer testified to the employee’s violation of company rules.
The employee alleged that his employer asked for his resignation. Will this be enough to declare the illegality of his dismissal from employment?
The employer posited that backwages are awarded only to an illegally dismissed employee. Did the Supreme Court sustain this position?
The accused pointed out that the POEA certification (which the trial court relied on in convicting him of the crime of illegal recruitment in large scale) was not authenticated in court by its signatory. Was this sufficient to overturn his conviction for the crime?
Find out why the SC ruled the dismissal of the employer’s appeal to be erroneous despite the showing of a failure to post an appeal bond.
Can an employer’s general return-to-work order be a defense against a claim of constructive dismissal?