An oil employee shall pay a millionaire figure in fees after being involved in a road accident while the company truck was driving. In addition, he could face a second trial for the total destruction of the vehicle. The worker was fired from the company after the fact.
The oil worker who destroyed a truck due to speeding in the El Medanito field will have to pay close to a million and a half for the costs of the trial. This corresponds to the payment of their own lawyers ($504,000), that of the company’s lawyers ($720,000), the payment of an engineer who acted as a mechanical expert for the damage to the truck ($180,000) and, that of an accountant ( $59,590).
Judicial sources confirmed that the oil firm could initiate a second process to collect the money for the full value of the truck. The shot in which it was circulating was completely destroyed due to the rollover.
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The worker carried out a Labor lawsuit to reverse the company’s decision, although he was not able to be reinstated and it was established that he must pay the costs of the process.
As they explained, the company had placed satellite control in the vehicle and with this system it was confirmed that the driver was going almost 100 kilometers per hourwhen the maximum allowed ranged between 40 and 60 kilometers.
The Labor Chamber concluded that “the behavior of the worker it was unlawful and due to its objective seriousness it constitutes a justified cause for the termination of the contract«. Based on this argument, the dismissal with cause was legitimized.
The company explained during the trial that the employee already accumulated disciplinary sanctions and repeated warnings about “the importance of taking care of all safety regulations and redirecting their behavior.”
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As explained in the case, the worker was driving a Toyota Hilux in the direction of 25 de Mayo at the height of the El Medanito Deposit.
From the satellite tracker with GPS technology, the displacement was recorded, the speed, and its positioning realized that the worker reached 105 kilometers per hour at 9:37and that it was traveling at 95 kilometers per hour at the time of the rollover, which occurred around 10:30.
“The Toyota Hilux vehicle he was driving It was totally destroyed with physical and economic impossibility of being repaired. The man was on medical leave for a time as a result of the rollover and when she rejoined she was fired for cause“, they detailed.
Among the sanctions that he accumulated, he had received a warning in which he was informed that he should avoid “Leave the van at your disposal regulating for hours in order to make more efficient use of the resources made available by the company.”