Former Idols judge, Gareth Cliff on Monday confirmed his plans to sue M-Net for R25 million for what he says is unfair dismissal.
His legal team said they will proceed with legal action against M-Net, if they don’t receive a response by 14:00 this afternoon; however it is reported that broadcaster has not yet responded.
CapeTalk’s John Maytham spoke to Melisa Moore, Media Attorney about whether Cliff has a strong case against M-Net.
Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:
M-Net hasn’t been able to distinguish comments and opinion that is expressed on the bounds of freedom of expression as opposed to racist speech— Melisa Moore, Media Attorney
Fundamentally and principle, I think it is wrong to dismiss or end someone’s contract based on views expressed especially if they haven’t contravened any law— Melisa Moore, Media Attorney
M-Net knew who they were employing when they employed Gareth Cliff; they knew that he was someone who is known for his opinion.— Melisa Moore, Media Attorney