Last Feb 1, 2011, I signed a 2-year contract (as manager) with my employer. My continued appointment was confirmed after my 6 months in the company. I was on the 7th month of my employment when I was asked to resign by the compay president, my direct supervisor, for reasons (according to him) of stress on his part to guide me.
I appealed to the call for my 'forced resignation' due to complete absence of just and authorized cause. I was threatened with an immediate termination if I will not submit my resignation. Pressures and oppression followed which compelled me to submit my resignation effective immediately (Aug 31, 2011-date and effectivity of my resignation.
Due process (notice and hearing) was not afforded to me. I submit my resignation for fear of economic dislocation if served with an immediate dismissal. I was offered a 2-month salary as separation pay if I resign immediately.
During my employment, I was able to develop tremendously my area of responsibility (training center) which resulted to a sudden huge increase in revenues and major developments of facilities. Before the call for my resignation, (due to the potential of the training center as a major profit center for the company) my boss announced his intention to personally manage the training center. At present, 4 months after my dismissal, the president is now OIC of the training center.
Can I cite constructive dismissal as basis for a complaint for illegal dismissal with NLRC?
Thanks and more power.