House summon Farmington Hotel management over alleged bad labor practices

Members of the House of Representatives its 15th Day Sitting Tuesday summoned the top management team of the Farmington Hotel and its Chief Security to address allegations of bad labor practices at the hotel.

The hotel is located on the banks of the Farmington River, less than 100 metres from Roberts International Airport in Lower Margibi County.

The luxury hotel Management team has been summoned to appear before the Plenary of the House of Representatives on Thursday, March 8, at 10:00 am, to explain why they shouldn’t be held in contempt for reportedly prevented one their colleagues from investigation complaints filed by Liberians employed by the hotel.

Margibi County District # 2 Representative, Ivah Jones, said during the House three-day retreat at the hotel, Liberian casual workers reported to him and other lawmakers of being seriously intimidated and assaulted by foreign managerial staff.

The Margibi County lawmaker in the legislature said he has received numerous complaints of ill-treatment from employees of the hotel.

Rep. Jones quoting the employees said they are warned against revealing to the media the harsh treatment that they experience on a daily bases in the hands of the Hotel’s management team

He further informed Plenary that he too was humiliated at the hotel while he was in conversation with some of the aggrieved staff of the hotel.

The foreign owned hotel that has 164 rooms, including three presidential suites has an extensive 20-year Tax Break with the Liberian government.

By: Sylvester Worwee & Trojan Kiazolu

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