Sherman Law Liberia

Contact Information

Liberia Address

R. Fole Sherman Law Building
17th Street & Chessman Avenue
PO Box 10-3218
1000 Monrovia 10
Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia

Communicating with Sherman & Sherman
Website: www.shermalawliberia.com
Telephones
+231 777-552-946 – Roberta Parker
+231 886-552-946 – Roberta Parker
+231 5-552-946 -      Roberta Parker
+231 886-514-581 -  Samuel Brown
+231 777-514-581 – Samuel Brown
+231 5-514-581 -      Samuel Brown

Telefax
+ 231 77-059-632

Email Addresses
shermlawrl2@yahoo.com
shermanlawliberia@gmail.com
shermanlaw@shermanlawliberia.com
Note: The Yahoo! and Gmail addresses are preferred.


US Contact Address
11803 Backus Drive
Bowie, MD 20720-4464

US Telephones and Fax
+1 301-352-5476 (Phone)
+1 301- 412-4104 (Mobile)
+1 301-352-9657 (Fax)

 

Firm's News & Events

Labor Law Practice Area

Sherman & Sherman has several clients, especially its rubber plantation and oil palm plantation clients, engaged in a labor-intensive enterprise. So Sherman & Sherman is deeply involved with labor matters ranging from simple dismissal cases to unfair labor practices, and on to negotiation of complex collective bargaining agreements. One of the major demands international non-governmental organizations have on the time of Sherman & Sherman is to attend to labor claims at the Ministry of Labor, the administrative agency responsible for enforcing the labor laws of Liberia. So Sherman & Sherman is at the Ministry of Labor in Monrovia or at the Offices of a Commissioner of Labor at one of the county administrative headquarters nearly every day either litigating a labor dispute or negotiating the settlement of a labor dispute. Sherman & Sherman's experience with these matters is therefore unquestionable; but what is important is an overall strategy to reduce the number of labor disputes.

For each of its clients involved in a labor intensive enterprise, Sherman & Sherman and the client have together developed a mechanism to foresee significant labor dispute and guard against it. The mechanism also provides for the expeditious management of grievances within the plant; but there are some claimants who are never satisfied until they get an adverse judgment from a public authority, oftentimes the Supreme Court. For such claimants, Sherman & Sherman is prepared to appear at the administrative agency and the court to defend and protect its client's interest against bogus claims by employees or former employees.

Through Sherman & Sherman's vigorous protection of its client's interest, landmark cases in labor law have been decided by the Supreme Court. For example, the Supreme Court has clearly articulated that with the establishment of the National Social Security and Welfare Commission and the payment of quota to the Employment Injury Scheme, employers are no longer responsible under the Workmen's Compensation Act of the Labor Law for injuries to employees. Similarly, when the proper case is presented, Sherman & Sherman will seek to prevail on the Supreme Court that with the establishment of the Pension Scheme of the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation, to which employers contribute a statutory quota, employers are no longer responsible for pensions, and consequently, the provisions of the Labor Law governing wrongful dismissal for avoidance of pension are obsolete and superseded by the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation law.

Also through the efforts of Sherman & Sherman, the Supreme Court has articulated that after dismissal an employee has no right to remain in the quarters or premises assigned to him by the employer while the employee is seeking legal redress of a claim of wrongful dismissal against the employer. This settled the long-standing misunderstanding that until the dismissed employee's case was eventually determined, he need not vacate the employer's premises.

Notwithstanding that Sherman & Sherman is committed to vigorously protecting its clients against bogus labor claims, no notion should be entertained that it would defend a client against the legitimate claims of workers. Clients are encouraged to conduct themselves in keeping with the Labor Law and to fully shoulder their social responsibilities.
 

20th Anniversary of Sherman & Sherman 2009

Attorney-Client Relationship 20th Anniversary 2009

Attorney-Client Relationship 20th Anniversary 2011 and Paegar as Managing Director 10th Anniversary 2011

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