KENNETH AWUKU
V.
ACCESS BANK GHANA LIMITED

(2016) JELR 107605 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT No. INDL/37/13 ·  23 Jun 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE GIFTY DEKYEM
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
defendant
exhibit k
contract of service
absorption letter
conditions of service
exhibit f
going concern
court finds
annual leave
supreme court
burden of proof
defendant’s conduct
sufficient evidence
defendant’s employee
exhibits c
payment of full salary
plaintiff salaries
acts of the defendant
burden of producing evidence defined
civil cases
constructive termination of his employment
defendant’s case
d f
employees of intercontinental bank ghana ltd
evidence act
evidence decree
exhibit f.
following issues
following reliefs
further states
liabilities of inter continental bank
merger arrangement
new access bank
paragraphs of exhibit d
plaintiff’s claim
plaintiff’s statement
required notice
second absorption letter
severance pay
staff of intercontinental bank ghana ltd
written document

JUDGMENT 

Per Plaintiff’s statement of claim, he was Defendant’s employee until 20th August,  2012, the Defendant being a banking institution. Plaintiff averred that, pursuant  to a merger arrangement, Defendant took over the assets and liabilities of Inter Continental Bank and absorbed the Plaintiff into its employment. Plaintiff averred  that, subsequently, Defendant announced an employee reduction package  comprising of an initial voluntary redeployment to be followed by a compulsory  redeployment exercise. Plaintiff expressed his disinterest in being absorbed into  the new Access Bank on grounds that the terms and conditions had been varied to his disadvantage and refused to sign a second absorption letter. His computer  network was shut and asked to proceed on his annual leave without a resumption  date. Plaintiff contended that, Defendant’s conduct was intended to force him out  of its employment and his employment was thus terminated without notice,  wherefore, Plaintiff claims…

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