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Konstantina Kuneva’s employer has been sentenced

18 October 2013 / 10:10:23  GRReporter
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ΟΙΚΟΜΕΤ company, which had employed Konstantina Kuneva as a cleaning lady in the underground, has been sentenced to pay her compensation to the amount of 250,000 euro, 80,000 euro of which it has to immediately deposit in Kuneva’s bank account. As GRReporter has repeatedly reported, on 22 December 2008 Kuneva was splashed with acid, she was fighting for her life for months and had to undergo multiple life-saving operations but her employer had not paid her any compensation. The court in Piraeus, which considered the case, has defined the incident as an employment accident and ordered the employer to pay her compensation.
    This is the first time Konstantina Kuneva has won a case. The direct perpetrators of the attack remain unknown and the investigation had been archived long ago. The reasoning of the court states that the attack took place immediately after the end of her work shift and after the victim insisted on changing her shift and on working during the day. Her employer, however, stubbornly refused to fulfil her request
    "Konstantina Kuneva’s trade union activity was annoying. It is clear that the attack was not an employment accident but that was the only way to raise charges," said Daphne Vaianou, Kuneva’s defender. She recalled that after 2006 Kuneva had wanted to work during the day rather than at night or at least in a station near her home in Petralona but her employer had stubbornly rejected her request.

Tags: Konstantina KunevaEmployerSentenceAttack with acidOIKOMETDaphne Vaianou
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