DANIEL JOJO RICHARDSON
V.
TV3 NETWORK LIMITED

(2002) JELR 63490 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  C.A. 120/2001 ·  19 Dec 2002 ·  Ghana
CORAM
ADINYIRA JA, OWUSU-ANSAH JA, ADDO JA
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
high court
article
defendant
asanka delight
court
cross-examination
disciplinary authority
interest of the company
wrongful dismissal
application of article
chief executive
circumstances of this case
disciplinary action
plaintiff’s claim
plaintiff’s evidence
appellant’s main grounds
breach of natural justice
charge sheet
clear case of a finding of fact
collective agreement overtime
compulsory overtime
correct disciplinary procedure
employees of the defendant company
employment of the defendant
excessive reliance
following issues
following reliefs
judgment of the high court accra
last preceeding section
learned judge
light of the provisions of article
lordship mr. justice victor ofoe
next day
normal hours
owusu-ansah
p.k. owusu-ansah
plaintiff appellant
prima facie evidence of gross insubordination
remaining grounds of appeal
result of the conduct
said dismissal
said information
statutory requirement
submission counsel
support of this ground of appeal
terms of reference
time work
ultra vires
written reply

OWUSU-ANSAH, JA

The plaintiff/Appellant was employed by the Defendant in June 1997 as a Cameraman. He became Executive Cameraman and Chairman of the Local Branch of the Public Service Workers’ Union (PSWU)

On the 3rd of February 2000, the Plaintiff was summarily dismissed from the employment of the Defendant. His salary at that time was ¢485,881.00 per month or ¢5,830,572.00 per annum.

The Plaintiff was aggrieved by the said dismissal. He therefore caused a Writ of Summons to be issued against the Defendant for the following reliefs:

(a) “A declaration that his dismissal by the Defendant is unlawful;

(b) Damages for unlawful dismissal

(c) Costs.”

At the hearing of the Summons for Directions the following issues were agreed for trial.

(i) “Whether or not the Defendant has the power to dismiss the Plaintiff for failure to work after 5.00pm;

(ii) Whether or not overtime is compulsory;

(iii) Whether or not the Plaintiff was informed far in advance that the production of “ASANKA DELIGHT” had been…

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