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- BRIDGEND COUNTY COURT.

GARW BUILDER SUED.

LAW v. POWER.

MAESTEG COLLIER'S CLAIM.

MAINTENANCE OF CHILDREN.

MAESTEG ASSISTANT'S CLAIM.

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MAESTEG ASSISTANT'S CLAIM. Isaac Evans, 8 Neath-road, Maesteg, assist- ant, summoned Rees Williams and Sons, Commercial-street, Maesteg, grocers, etc., for f;9 7s. 91d. balance of wages due. Mr. Evan E. Davies was for the plaintiff, and Alderman T. J. Hughes for the respondents. Mr. Davies said the case was similar to one which iiis Honour tried recently in which a coachman sued a Porthcawl lady for wages during an illness. The plaintiff had been in the employ of the respondents for several years, and his present claim was for wages in respect of the period from May 26th to July 21st. In the first few days of that period the plaintiff had followed nis employment, but he subsequently became seriously ill. He sought to recover wages for that period, to which he was entitled. The total wages due amounted to tl2, but plaintiff had received goods, the value of which had been deducted. Plaintiff gave evidence in support of the claim. He was ill nine weeks. In reply to Alderman Hughes, witness said he was insured in an Accident Assurance Co., and had received £ 1 10s. a week for the greater portion of his illness. His Honour This has nothing to do with the defendant, unless they paid the pre- miums. Mr. Davies Which they did not. Alderman Hughes: No: but he has re- ceived El 10s. a week during the time that he was ill. His place was kept open for him, and Mr. Williams, his employer, had to en- gage someone to do his work. Messrs. W il- liams knew that he was insured. Mr. Davies (to plaintiff): It is the custom of the trade to pay wages during temporary illness?—Yes, sir. Mr. Davies More than that, it is the law. Dr. Bell Thomas said plaintiff was suffer- ing from an attack of palpitation and dilata- tion of the stomach. Alderman Hughes said it was only right and just that the plaintiff should pay for the labour which had to be engaged during his absence, if he was to receive wages for that time. His employers had acted in a gener- ous spirit in keeping his olace ooen and en- gaging someone temporarily to do the work, whereas they could have terminated the en- gagement when he was taken ill. If this plaintiff recovered in this case Messrs. Wil- liams and grocers all over the district would not be disposed to deal with their employees in a generous spirit; they would at once ter- minate the engagements and allow the men who were taken ill to do what they liked. It was indeed a poor and ungrateful return to Messrs. Williams for what they had done for plaintiff. Mr. Davies: My friend is putting his case too high. Mr. Hughes: It is a case where your Hon- our should exercise discretion. I shall ask you not to allow costs. v His Honour: I cannot do that, because it is impeaching the law. It would amount to o- saying that it is a disgraceful thing for a man to avail himself of his privileges under the law. Judgment was entered for the plaintiff with costs. Alderman Hughes objected to Dr. Thomas's expenses as it was not necessary that he be called. His Honour upheld the objection.

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