Two brothers Hassan & Nadir worked with a local factory in Swabi. Both were terminated in year 2013 with an outstanding compensation and gratuity of around half million due on employer. The employer refused to pay the settlements. With the help of a private lawyer, they filed a suit for recovery in local court under Workmen Compensation Act. Later they approached SHARP-lawyers who took up the case.
Keeping in view the poor financial condition, time taken for such cases in court, SHARP-Pakistan Aid and Legal aid Centre (ALAC) team took an initiative and applied for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the form of Jirga and started negotiations with the employer, company Hired the refugees with aim to convince them for the payment of the outstanding Gratuity and wages. After a few sessions, the ALAC-Mardan team finally succeeded in convincing the employer company for the payment. Finally, the compensation was recovered. Both brothers are thankful to SHARP-Pakistan for their support.