We were terminated by our employer effective 01 Sep 2006 due to retrenchement allegedly due to business losses. Nag file po kami sa RAB ng NLRC for illegal dismissal with prayer for backwages, reinstatement, moral and exemplary damages and attorney's fee, which the labor arbiter dismissed due to lack of merit. But awarded us separation pay of 1 month for every year of service plus nominal damage of P10,000 each due to non-observance of due process (notice to DOLE).
Nag appeal po kami sa NLRC (QC) and the NLRC first division reversed the labor arbiter decision. The employer were ordered to pay us full backwages and reinstatement. Pero yong claim for moral and exemplary damages were removed. Hindi na po nabanggit yong award ng attorney's fee and we were not able to file motion for reconsideration for that matter (damages and attorney's fee). Instead yong employer po namin ang nag file ng MR which was denied by NLRC.
Nag file po ng petition for certiorari with prayer for a TRO ang employer namin. TRO denied. Recently (24 Feb 2011) nag decide na po ang CA affirming the NLRC decision.
The employer files motion for reconsideration sa CA. We have yet to officially receive the copy of CA decision. Mas nauna po yata makareceive ng decision yong abogado ng employer namin kasi Manila based lawyer yon, samatalang kami ay nasa probinsya lang.
We have consulted our lawyer, ang sabi po nya ay di na kami pwede mag partial MR sa CA regarding the attorney's fee kasi daw po kelangan sa NLRC pa lang ay nag appeal / MR na kami about doon. Tama po ba yon?