ABUBAKAR SADIQ UMAR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja Judicial Division delivered by I.E. Akande J. on 21st April, 2004 wherein the learned trial Judge amongst other reliefs, declared that the termination of the Respondent’s employment by the Appellant vide a letter dated 15th November, 1994 is unlawful, irregular, null and void. The trial Judge consequently ordered the reinstatement of the Respondent in the Appellant company.
BRIEF FACTS OF THE CASE
By a Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim dated 15th July, 1996, the Respondent as Plaintiff at trial claimed against the Appellant as Defendant for the following reliefs:
i. “A Declaration that the purported termination of the Respondent/Plaintiff employment by the Defendant vide letter reference PFF/11/94 dated 15th November, 1994 in unlawful, irregular, null and void.
ii. Declaration that the Respondent/Plaintiff's employment with the Defendant is still …