University of Pangasinan, Inc. v. Florentino Fernandez

In computing the backwages and benefits awarded to the employees, the reckoning period is not interrupted by the NLRC’s reversal of the Labor Arbiter’s finding of illegal dismissal.

G.R. No. 211228, 12 November 2014

Complainants Sps. Florentino and Nilda Hernandez initiated a complaint for illegal dismissal against their employer defendant University of Pangasinan Inc. (UPI), and certain concerned officers. The labor arbiter ruled in favor of complainants who were removed without just and valid cause. The NLRC initially affirmed the labor arbiter’s decision; however, on motion for reconsideration, the decision was reversed and the complaint was dismissed. Continue reading here.