The Labour Court Kathmandu has asked Casino Mahjong not to fire employees who have been seeking legal remedy.
In an interlocutory order, the court has directed the casino not to take any decision regarding the fate of the employees until it gives a final verdict.
Casino Mahjong had stopped employees from entering the office on January 3, after they opposed the management's decision to lower the facilities being received by employees, said coordinator of the struggle committee Mukunda Raj Kharel.
Following the incident, employees of Casino Nepal had sued its new management, Mahjong Entertainment, claiming that it wanted them to reapply for their jobs. Around 46 staff of the casino housed at Hotel Soaltee had approached the court.
The employees have claimed that the casino owes them Rs 93.46 million in back pay, perks, provident fund and other benefits.
On November 8, the management had issued a public notice instructing employees who have served for more than 30 years to apply for new appointment.
Mahjong Entertainment has taken over the management of Casino Nepal whose licence had already been cancelled by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of then Constituent Assembly on March 25, 2011. The management of Nepal Recreation Centre have fled the country without paying a royalty of Rs 130 million to the government.