In termination disputes, the burden of proving that the dismissal is for a just or valid cause rests on the employers. Failure on their part to discharge such burden will render the dismissal illegal.
G.R. No. 178184, 29 January 2014
Complainants Wilfredo Galvez, Joel Sales, Cristito Gruta, Danilo Arguelles, Renato Batayola, Patricio Fesmillo, Jovy Noble, Emilio Dominico, Benny Nilmao, and Jose Austral, filed a labor complaint for illegal dismissal and monetary claims against their employer defendant Grand Asian Shipping Lines, Inc. (GASLI), and its President Eduardo P. Francisco, and General Manager William How.