Christine Ourmières-Widener expected to lodge “several cases”, not just for compensation
Headlines have already forecast that TAP’s former CEO – dismissed on live television – will be suing the Portuguese State for as much as €3 million in compensation that she believes she is due, but what seems new today, reported in Dinheiro Vivo, is that Christine Ourmères-Widener will be pursuing ‘other cases’, that have in their sights the ministries of finance, infrastructures and even the general inspectorate of finances (IGF).
All the claims are expected to be lodged in July.
Said Inês Arruda, a partner at Vasconcelos, Arruda & Associados, defending TAP’s former woman at the top: “We are in the final stages of preparing Christine Ourmières-Widener’s defence. Obviously we will contest the (dismissal for) just cause and claim other non-patrimonial damages suffered.”
Says DV, “Christine Ourmières-Widener may also demand the payment of outstanding wages until 2026, the date of the end of her contract”.
The government will be ‘ready for this news’ as it has been touted constantly since Ms Ourmières-Widener was dismissed in the ugly wake of the ‘golden handshake scandal’.