A grievance

The expatriate managers hired and quite soon fired a local woman as a programme manager, without following the procedures laid down in the local labour law. She felt aggrieved at what she considered to be their high-handed treatment and sued the agency. The agency hired a lawyer who told them that the woman had no case. The case was never formally settled but nothing seemed to be happening. It came as a shock five years later when the police appeared at the agency office with a warrant to seize all their property in settlement of a high court compensation order of $100,000, which the agency was then too late to appeal. It paid up.