My former employer failed to notify the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) on my behalf.
Answered 1 year, 2 months ago
The question you asked has several questions under it for claim to be made and will most likely be contentious if you decide to go further with it.
Some of the questions to consider will be:
1. If there was a contract and the clauses stated?
2. When the event occurred.
? There is a time limitation to when then claim can be sought for.
3. Was the nature of the injury/illness a minor or major one?
4. Have you obtained a new employment?
5. Did you properly notify your employer of the injury/illness within the time specified by the Act of if you fall under the provided exceptions for notice?
Until the full scope of the circumstances surrounding the injury/illness/disease is known, a conclusive advice cannot be given.
Answered 1 year, 1 month ago
You may do well to exhaust internal grievance procedures (of your employers like writing officially to them for compensation or remediation).
If your employer does not make amends you may have to check the provisions of the NSITF for remedial procedures (like reporting your employers to NSITF). In doing this kindly be guided that
You must have informed your employer about the injury or disease you suffered within 14 days of the occurrence and they refused to act for more than 7 days from when you informed them. Be prepared to fill some forms and adduce some documents to substantiate your claims at the NSITF office.
Finally, If all fails and you are sure you have a good claim and grounds then you may have recourse to the courts. remember to add your former employers and trustees of the funds as parties in the suit.
Note also that since it's a matter bordering on employment and Labour relations, the national industrial court should be the proper court to approach.