Bay Trust Corporate Services Limited V Karen Acosta Longsworth
Ms. Karen Longsworth, a former Managing Director of Bay Trust Corporate Services Limited, was on July 16, 2011 re-designated to ‘General Manager Trust’ by Glen Wilson, the President/Chairman and only other Director of Bay Trust at that time. Following a confrontation between Ms. Longsworth and Mr. Wilson, Ms. Longsworth never reported back to work, instead bringing an action for wrongful termination. Bay Trust counterclaimed for damages for breach of contract, claiming that Ms. Longsworth abandoned her employment. Bay Trust succeeded on its counterclaim, but Ms. Longsworth successfully appealed to the Court of Appeal of Belize. Bay Trust was then granted leave to appeal to this Court by the Court of Appeal on November 15, 2018, with its Certificate of Compliance with that Order dated December 27, 2018.