SAM WOOD LTD.
V.
LUKE BEYUO DERY

(2013) JELR 69775 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CIVIL APPEAL NO. H1/150/2012 ·  28 Feb 2013 ·  Ghana
CORAM
F.G. KORBIEH J.A. (PRESIDING), AGNES M. A. DORDZIE (MRS) J.A., CECILIA HANZY-SOWAH (MRS.) J.A.
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
trial court
executive chairman
wrongful dismissal
termination of the plaintiff
record of appeal
disciplinary action
conditions of service
trial
defendant company
appellate court
collective agreement
computation of award
contract of employment
high court
official residence
poor sales
senior staff
weight of the evidence
appointment of the plaintiff
bank ltd.
counsel’s contention
exhibit b
payment of salaries
purported termination of the plaintiff
termination of his appointment
time of judgment
appeal counsel
appellant company
board of directors of the company
civil case
combined effect of the arguments of counsel
decided cases of the supreme court
decision of the executive chairman
defendant’s directive
details of their respective evidence
end of the trial
executive chairman of the defendant company
following grounds
further grounds
ghana stock exchange
head of the marketing department of the defendant
labour act
learned trial judge
limited liability company
plaintiff’s averments
plaintiff’s use
registrar of the trial court
sales figure
tonado enterprises ltd.

F.G. KORBIEH, J.A. :

Until the 29/6/2007 the plaintiff/respondent herein was the Marketing Manager and Head of the Marketing Department of the defendant/appellant company which is Limited Liability Company. The company is registered on the Ghana Stock Exchange as a public company whose shares are traded at the Stock Exchange. On the date first mentioned above he received a letter of even date signed by the Executive Chairman of the defendant company informing him that his contract of employment with the company had been terminated. Obviously unhappy with that letter the plaintiff/respondent wrote a protest letter to the Board of Directors of the company petitioning the board against the termination of his appointment. The board, in response to this petition, rather confirmed the decision of the Executive Chairman. Subsequently there was some correspondence between the lawyers of the two parties but that failed to resolve the impasse. The plaintiff/respondent therefore sued the company …

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