Whyte Cleon Limited (WCL), the company that outsourced staff to First Bank Limited, has said the withdrawal of some of its personnel from the bank followed laid down procedure in the engagement, deployment and withdrawal such staff around the world.
The company said it had to respond to media reports that it allegedly ordered mass dismissal of its staff deployed to First Bank through short message service (SMS) because it was a false allegation, noting that it was dismayed to read such claims.
“The claims that Whyte Cleon Limited has been silently laying off its staff through only SMS is false and same is a deliberate attempt to discredit Whyte Cleon Limited,” the company noted in a statement, Tuesday.
Stressing that the decision to withdraw the services of its employees was communicated to them verbally and formally, it noted that this was done in compliance with the conditions of service of engagements.
“In global human resource outsourcing practice, employees can be withdrawn from an organisation, deployed to other organisations and or may be replaced with other employees as the case may be,” the company explained.
It particularly maintained that it (Whyte Cleon Limited) followed due process in honouring the terms of appointment of its outsourced employees and subsequently withdrawing them, adding that the company had exit interviews with all the affected outsourced employees before notification of their recall.
It stated that the employees affected by the recall were paid their entitlements and ancillary benefits.