The former financial controller of the Cayman Islands Airports Authority is asking for a judge to review her firing claiming the authority acted unfairly and outside the law when she was dismissed last year.
In an application for judicial review filed with the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, lawyers acting for Ms Ware argue that the CIAA board exceeded its authority as a supervisory body when it dismissed her December.
They further allege that there was no factual basis for the board’s decision to dismiss Ms Ware and that the move was against ‘natural justice’ because she was given no opportunity to dispute or explain the findings of an internal audit report which was used as the basis for her dismissal.
Ms Ware is asking to be reinstated to the role, compensated for loss of salary and for the CIAA to issue a public statement accepting that she was wrongfully terminated and any allegations of misconduct or wrongdoing were incorrect.
Ms Ware was fired by board chairman Richard Arch on December 7 at a board meeting and by letter, the paperwork states.
Only the chief executive officer had the power to fire Ms Ware, under the terms of the contract, the application states.
It adds: “The decision to terminate the applicant’s employment was made on the basis of an internal financial auditing report undertaken by a member of the board of directors.
“The applicant was given no opportunity to respond to the findings of the report or address the board of directors…
“The applicant disputes the findings published in the internal auditing report and any allegations that she was guilty of serious misconduct.”