METROPOLITAN INSURANCE CO. LTD.
V.
FRANCIS NSIAH-AFRIYIEE

(2012) JELR 63964 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CIVIL APPEAL NO. H1/3/2012 ·  1 Mar 2012 ·  Ghana
CORAM
ARYEETEY J.A. (PRESIDING), ADINYIRA J.A., ASIAMAH J.A
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
defendant
lieu of notice
learned trial judge
amount of gh
contract of employment
notice
trial court
defendant company
weight of the evidence
appellate court
sum of gh
sums of money
conditions of service
cross-appeal
accumulated leave
award interest
high court
receipt of the plaintiffs letter of resignation
receipt of the record of appeal
board of directors of the defendant company
case of the defendant
case of the plaintiff
chief executive officer
chief financial officer
contractual terms of employment
cross-appellant
date of judgment
date of the letter
defendant-company
end of every month
end of the trial
following grounds
following reliefs
ghana national trading corporation
grounds of the cross-appeal
learned trial judge hold
legal basis
long service awards
notice of his intention
plaintiffs letter of employment
point of view
prevailing interest rate
said amounts
set aside
three-month notice period
top executive officers of the company
up-ward adjustment of his salary

JUDGMENT

F.G. KORBIEH, JA.

The case of the plaintiff/respondent/cross-appellant (hereinafter only referred to as the plaintiff) at the trial court may be summarized as follows: he was employed by the defendant/appellant/cross-respondent (hereinafter only referred to as the defendant or defendant-company) as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) by a letter dated the 5/9/2000 and signed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the defendant company. The plaintiffs letter of employment indicated that he would be furnished with his conditions of service in due course. Subsequently he was given the conditions of service which embodied many of the contractual terms of employment between the parties. One such term was that the employment may be terminated by either the Company or the employee giving notice to the other or payment in lieu thereof as follows:—

Grade 5 and above - three months' salary in lieu of notice...'

Another term was that the plaintiff was entitled to be paid a bonus at the end o…

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