JAKARTA, MAJALAHCEO.com – The trial of the termination of unilateral employment relations by PT Tech Data Advanced Solutions Indonesia, through the industrial relations court (PHI) with the additional agenda of evidence of letters from the defendant and fact witnesses of two people from the plaintiff.
However, the plaintiff did not present the two fact witnesses at the hearing. The reason is that the fact witness is abroad and argues that the Covid-19 pandemic is not over.
“The fact witnesses who were in Singapore could not attend because of Covid-19,” said plaintiff’s attorney Ronny Asril at the Central Jakarta District Court, Wednesday (7/15).
When alluding to the reasons for the absence of fact witnesses at the hearing this time, the plaintiff’s attorney’s team was silent and refer to ask the court.
“I can’t give a statement. I’ll just go to court immediately,” Ronny added.
As a result of the plaintiff’s delay in presenting witnesses to the facts, the case settlement process will take longer. Although this can be accepted by the defendant.
“We as defendants can accept if the plaintiffs delay presenting witnesses. But we are somewhat objected if the witness statements are carried out online,” said defense attorney Edward Sinaga.
However The problem of listening to the plaintiff’s witness testimony through virtual would be numerous. Because it is considered potentially technically constrained.
“Because from previous experience many problems showed up such as unclear sound, signals, obstacles to show evidence to witnesses,” explained Edward.
While waiting for additional evidence of the letter from the defendant was postponed and will be completed at the next trial. The panel of judges also gave equal opportunity to the defendant to present witnesses.
“Evidence of a letter from the Defendant is pending. Witnesses from the defendant will be presented after the witness from the plaintiff,” said Edward. This case trial will continue on 5 August 2020 with the agenda of the fact witnesses hearing from the plaintiff. (CEO/rls/dey)