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COURT CASES: MacalloHarlin Advocates, led by Kenny Macallo, successfully secured a decision from the South Jakarta District Court

4 June 2016

MacalloHarlin Advocates, led by Kenny Macallo, successfully secured a decision from the South Jakarta District Court dismissing an employment related claim that was framed as a tortious claim.

In this case our client (the defendant) is sued by its employee (the plaintiff) for allegedly breaching his rights and obligations governed under an employment contract made between the plaintiff and the defendant as the employer. We challenged the plaintiff’s claim contending that the claim is essentially derived from the employment contract, and hence it is subject to the Industrial Relation Courts, as opposed to the District Courts. The South Jakarta District Court granted our challenge and declared that the court has no jurisdiction to try the case. As a consequence, the court decided to dismiss the plaintiff’s claim.