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FRU awaits legal views on Tabua

Written By : VUNIWAQA BOLA. The Fiji Rugby Union will wait for legal advice before they decide on Ilivasi Tabua. The former Flying Fijians coach was sacked after refusing to
07 Apr 2011 12:00

image Written By : VUNIWAQA BOLA. The Fiji Rugby Union will wait for legal advice before they decide on Ilivasi Tabua.
The former Flying Fijians coach was sacked after refusing to resign from the post in August 2009.
He took up his case with the Ministry of Labour Employment Relation Tribunal who after analysing all the evidence and arguments stated that Tabua’s termination was not only unfair but one that was not justified and not lawful.
The tribunal has recommended that he take up his case with Ministry of Labour Employment Court.
This meant that the grounds used by FRU to terminate the former Fiji and Wallaby player and how they went about terminating him was a breach of his contract and employment laws of the land.
In taking the case up to the higher court, Tabua could see himself being paid by FRU a substantial amount for compensation with the reimbursement of part of the wages he lost as a result of his termination.
Speaking to SUNSports, FRU CEO Keni Dakuidreketi said they have received the judgement through their lawyers who will advise the board later as they currently study the documents.
“The judgement was received through our lawyers who are still studying and will be advising the board of his findings.”
When asked on FRU’s next step and whether they will reinstate Tabua as Flying Fijians coach Dakuidreketi said. “We are awaiting our lawyer’s advice.”
The tribunal stated that Tabua be reimbursed a part of the wages lost as a result of the grievance and be compensated for humiliation, loss of dignity and injury to his feelings.
It again stated “the file of this case is hereby transferred to the Employment Court for the determination of the quantum of the remedies ordered.




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