G.R. No. 172624 December 5, 2011
Petitioners- Polsotin, Rayala, Limpante, Domdom and Andrin, bus drivers and conductors, filed a complaint for illegal dismissal and payment of backwages and damages against De Guia Enterprises because they were allegedly dismissed without cause and due process.
The Labor Arbiter dismissed the complaint for lack of merit. It held that petitioners were validly terminated from employment for violation of company rules and regulations as well as for gross and habitual neglect of duties as supported by petitioners’ employment records submitted by respondent.
The NLRC which dismissed the same for failure to append thereto a certificate of non-forum shopping and proof of service upon the other party.
Upon appeal to the CA, it rendered a decision dismissing the same.