The pinnacle of Human Assets at MCAST has filed a libel swimsuit towards MaltaToday in reference to two articles which the newspaper printed in latest weeks.
Josephine Abdilla, who has been on paid particular depart since July 2018 sued the newspaper for defamation on Wednesday, saying that two tales printed by the media home contained “a big variety of severe inaccuracies and what seem like malicious fabrications”, which quantity to what she considers a “deliberate character assassination.”
“Of their articles, Malta Right this moment state that they’re counting on the report of a Board of Inquiry (commissioned by the Ministry of Training and chaired by Mr. Paul Bonello)”, Abdilla stated.
She additional added that, regardless of repeated requests, she had by no means been given a replica of the stated report and that this similar report has, to her data, not been printed.
“MCAST or another authority, arising both from the report or from another points, has taken no motion in her regard and Ms. Abdilla stays suspended on full pay. She has made representations on her state of affairs to no avail”, her attorneys stated.
“Malta Right this moment additionally cite un-named sources that they are saying have delivered to their consideration numerous defaults on the a part of Ms. Abdilla. Not having been confronted with any particulars as to who’s making these accusations, Ms. Abdilla is unable to reply in depth, however in reference to at the least 4 points, she is ready to deny accountability, as fairly merely she was both not concerned within the points or the difficulty didn’t happen”, the assertion continues.
The 4 points referred to that Abdilla attorneys stated she may remark upon at this stage are “an industrial dispute regarding discrepancies in wage funds, which was not a matter with which she was related in any respect, and a difficulty with the engagement of a pregnant worker, with which, once more, Ms. Abdilla was not concerned, and denies forcing any employment and, lastly, that she (Abdilla) was not ‘sacked’ as Malta Right this moment suggest.”
The remainder of the accusations will likely be handled within the courtroom listening to within the occasion that Malta Today search to substantiate them, the assertion reads.
Abdilla is being represented by attorneys Matthew Cutajar and Andrew Borg-Cardona