Sep 16, 2020 @ 8:21
Employers beware! Oli Reyes cites Leonen decision on constructive dismissal
Abogado Oli Reyes brings attention to a labor case involving a sexually harassed employee who resigned after the employer failed to act on the complaint. The abogado said that Associate Justice Marvic Leonen stated that this employee is considered illegally dismissed.
SC holds that an employee who resigned after her employer took no prompt action on her complaint for workplace sexual harassment is considered as illegally dismissed due to constructive dismissal. (LBC Express v. Palco, G.R. No. 217101, 12 February 2020) https://t.co/8dxLjokc2z pic.twitter.com/PNPNgLD71x
— oli r. (@ohlistic) September 15, 2020
Reyes added that this is due to constructive dismissal since the employee resigned 9 days after the complaint was filed. The abogado added that the delay in the proceedings is considered a liability especially after the administration hearing was only executed a month after.