SAMUEL KOFI ANKU-AMEWU
V.
LANCASTER PLANT LTD.

(2013) JELR 69734 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO: INDL 21/12 ·  11 Jan 2013 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE KWABENA ASUMAN-ADU
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
defendant
court
evidence
months’ basic salary
number of years
order
defendant company
letter
hearing notice
mineworkers union
payment of plaintiff
statement of claim
writ of summons
benefit
commercial bank
date of final payment
december
interlocutory judgment
judgment
lawyers
national labour commission
amount
costs
defendant pays
exhibit a.
exhibit b.
exhibit c.
exhibit d.
exhibit e.
exhibit h
final judgment
following reliefs
golden star resources company limited
managing director
mining company
month’s basic salary
payment of the benefit
pay slip
plaintiff claims
presence of the human resource manager
professional fees of the plaintiff
registry of this court
similar organizations
ssnit statement of account
suspension of a contract

The Plaintiff herein, Samuel Kofi Anku-Amewu had been working with the Defendant as an Accountant since January, 2007. In December, 2008, the Defendant informed the Plaintiff that it had decided to embark on a down-sizing exercise due to the suspension of a contract between the Defendant Company and the Golden Star Resources Company Limited, a mining company. The Plaintiff was as a result asked to choose between being temporarily laid-off or permanently leave the Defendant Company with a package of one month’s basic salary multiplied by the number of years worked. The Plaintiff opted to leave permanently. It, however, realized that his benefit was subject to negotiations so he requested to be paid three months’ basic salary multiplied by the number of years worked as pertained in other similar organizations in the locality.

The Plaintiff claims that in spite of his disagreement of one month’s salary multiplied by the number of years worked he told the Defendant Company through the Mana…

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