I need some help here, my husband was illegally dismissed by his current employer only after 15 days in service. First they didn’t have him sign a contract. The officer in charge would always tell him that they will only call him to report to the office for contract signing. By the way his work is to recruit seaman in Kalaw, so from his first day of work he always report in Kalaw (their office is in Ortigas). Then on the 15th day of the month, his boss called him and told him to bring the company phone which was issued to him little he know that he will have to surrender it because he is already fired. The reason of his boss why he is being fire is that because there is no progress in the recruitment in Kalaw. Please take note that even on my husband’s first interview with them, they didn’t inform him that the position they are offering is a trial and error position. They didn’t even offer him another job in the company.
My husband now has no job and we can’t afford to have him jobless. He left his previous company because he was offered a big salary by his current employer only to find out that he was deceived. We already filed a case in NLRC and the preliminary hearings were already set.
My question is, do we have a chance to win this case? My husband latter found out that he is not the first victim of their scam. They will use people (mostly their cadet to be a recruitment officer in Kalaw promising them that after a certain number of “approved” recruits, they will be on board already, but at some point they will find a way to dismiss the said cadet).
My second question is how much can we demand if they agreed to settle it on the first hearing? His salary in that company is 25K net as discussed with him on his final interview before he accepted the offer and started to work with them.
Hoping for your immediate response.
Thank you and God bless.