FRANCESCA KRAKUE
V.
EZI SAVINGS AND LOANS LTD

(2016) JELR 107564 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT No. INDL/76/14 ·  14 Mar 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE GIFTY DEKYEM
Core Terms Beta
plaintiffs
defendant
termination of plaintiffs
lieu of notice
19th november
redundancy pay
months’ salary
supreme court
trade union
amount of redundancy pay
introduction of major changes
labour act
representative of the employer
terminations of employment of workers
1st plaintiff
2nd plaintiff
3rd plaintiff
above testimony of defendant
alternate employment
amount of redundancy
burden of proof rests
civil action
civil cases
contemplated changes
defendant company
defendant’s letters
employees of defendant
evidence shows
following issues
following reliefs
honourable court
justice gifty dekyem
laws of ghana
meaning of the labour laws of ghana
plaintiff fails
plaintiffs’ contention
plaintiffs’ respective total loan balances
respective positions
scope of redundancy
specific provisions
terminal payments
termination of their employment contract

JUDGMENT 

Plaintiffs were employees of Defendant, the latter being a company duly  registered under the laws of Ghana. Plaintiffs averred that per letters dated 19th November 2013, Defendant informed them that, their respective positions had been abolished as part of ongoing strategies to restructure Defendant. The said  letters being identical in content advised them that, they would be paid three  months’ salary in lieu of notice, provident funds and leave arrears allowance. 

These amounts would be used to offset Plaintiffs’ respective total loan balances  owed to Defendant Company. It is Plaintiffs’ contention that the reason offered  for the termination of their employment contract placed the matter within the  scope of redundancy. Consequently, Plaintiffs contend that they are entitled to  some benefits within the meaning of the Labour Laws of Ghana and the terms of  employment, particularly redundancy pay. Plaintiffs averred that Defendant failed  to take steps to find them alter…

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