28 Jul 2006

Samoa Democratic United Party faces lawsuit action

6:59 am on 28 July 2006

A former Samoa Democratic United Party or SDUP employee, who was sacked by the caucus last year, is planning to file a 50 thousand-US Dollars lawsuit against the party.

Lo'i Liufau had been with the party since 2001 as an administrator, carrying out several clerical duties.

Mr Liufau says he's suing the party for dishonesty and defamation.

He says he was under-paid with his National Provident Fund contributions, because his employer had never paid into the fund during the first three years of employment.

And he also claims that publicity of his termination has severely damaged his reputation.

The party leader Le Mamea Ropati says he could not comment on the matter as he has not been informed accordingly.