BRIGHT MENSAH
V.
THE METROPOLITAN ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION CO. LTD

(2017) JELR 69689 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. BMISC 4/2016 ·  16 Jun 2017 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE GIFTY DEKYEM (MRS) JUSTICE OF THE HIGH COURT LABOUR DIVISION I ACCRA
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
defendant
mother union
training programme
witness statement
cross examination
local union
plaintiff’s employment
alleged misconduct
collective bargaining agreement
exhibit b
exhibit e
bond condition
court finds
employment contract
exhibit c
civil matters
defendant’s letter
defendant’s representative
general redundancy
mind of the tribunal of fact
obligation of a party
purposes of this decree
reasonable doubt
sufficient evidence
termination of his employment
alleged refusal of plaintiff
burden of proof
c. defendant representative
civil case
civil cases
defendant’scase
digital platform
employee of defendant
entertainment television programmes
following issues
laws of ghana
limited liability company
list of names
migration of the company
migration of the defendant
plaintiff’s claim
said exhibit c
said trainin
stated reason
supreme court

Plaintiff was until 5th June, 2015, an employee of Defendant, the latter being a limited liability company registered under the laws of Ghana and engaged in entertainment television programmes with its head office in Accra. The stated reason in the letter terminating Plaintiff’s employment (exhibit B) is that, Plaintiff refused to take part in a training programme because of a bond condition.

Plaintiff contended that, he was not one of the persons listed for the said training consequently the termination of his employment on that ground without further investigation and opportunity to be heard was unlawful. Wherefore, Plaintiff claims the following reliefs:

a. Damages for the humiliation and anguish suffered and loss of work.

b. Payment of all entitlements due to him.

c. Severance award under Article 36(d) of the Collective Bargaining

Agreement of 2013/2014 for making the plaintiff unjustly redundant.

d. Costs.

Defendant denied Plaintiff’s claim and contended that, it informed both the mothe…

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