By Kayon Raynor
The Executive Director of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) Carey Brown, has taken the board to court as he seeks to have their decision to terminate his contract effective this month, quashed. With only 24 hours remaining before Brown's termination as Executive Director of JADCO takes effect, the man who has led the organization since November 2013, is not going without a fight.
As such, his attorney Hugh Wildman has sought and received an injunction from the Supreme Court, halting JADCO’S move to fire Brown, even as he seeks a judicial review to have the matter quashed. Wildman, who spoke with RJR Sports via telephone on Wednesday, says the move by the JADCO board to sack Brown is unconstitutional.
Wildman also revealed that an initial injunction granted by the Supreme Court last Wednesday was extended on Tuesday with the matter to be heard on November 1. Chairman of the JADCO board Alexander Williams, who on September 11 had confirmed the board's decision to severe ties with Brown mainly over procedural breaches, believes the board remains on solid ground.
Williams who revealed that JADCO's interest in being represented by attorney Althea Jarrett out of the Attorney General's chambers, is not concerned over Brown's attempt to keep his job. However, Wildman is confident Brown will be allowed to keep his job as Executive Director of JADCO.
Last month, the JADCO chairman told RJR Sports that a termination letter was issued to Brown after he declined the opportunity to resign.