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(1973) JELR 65239 (HC)

High Court  •  4 Dec 1973  •  Ghana



ABBAN J.: In this action the plaintiff is claiming general and special damages for wrongful dismissal. The defendant company admits that it dismissed the plaintiff summarily from its employment, but it contends that it did so on good grounds.

The facts are that the defendant, a French company (hereinafter referred to as the company) carrying on business in Ghana, employed the plaintiff as chief clerk in 1957, on the salary of £G20 a month. When the present dispute arose, the plaintiff had worked for the company in various capacities and his salary had been increased to ¢180.00 a month. In 1969, the plaintiff was in charge of the company’s new depot at Tema and there were other officers of the company working under the plaintiff.

At the depot, the plaintiff was in control of the company’s accounts. That is, he received payments of moneys intended for the company and paid the same into the company’s banking account; and he was also responsible for making purchases on behalf of the company…

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