M. Batdorj, in consultation with his lawyer, has claimed that the Eagle television station fired him without an appropriate reason. He claimed Eagle violated the law and wanted to know if there was anything he could do to be reinstated. Eagle claimed it dismissed some of its employees to cut high staff numbers, However, Batdorj said that someone else had taken over his position. He also said he had heard that new employees were required to be Christian.
His lawyer’s advice:
In this case, there are two possibilities. Firstly, that this case is a labour rights conflict, and as a result it was possible for M.Batdorj to take the case to the District Court and seek to be reinstated and be paid for the time he was unemployed. Secondly, if he was in fact dismissed on the basis of religion, he could file a complaint with police under Criminal Code Article 143 “Discrimination by Religion and Persecution”
A year ago, Baasanbyamba was also fired from Eagle television. He sought advice from a lawyer, believing he may have been dismissed on the same religious grounds.
In this case, Baasanbyamba could not take the case to court as 30 days had already elapsed after the incident. However, if he had actually been dismissed on religious grounds, he could file a complaint with police under Criminal Code Article 143 “Discrimination by Religion and Persecution”.