Contract of Employment

George Wanyera v kakira Sugar (HCT-C.S-0058-1997) [2012] UGHC 102 (12 June 2012);


Search Summary: 

In this case the plaintiff sought court for awards of special and general damages
against the defendant. This was on grounds that the defendant had unlawfully
terminated the contract of employment it had with the plaintiff.

Headnote and Holding: 

Court considered whether the plaintiff’s employment had been lawfully terminated
and whether the plaintiff was entitled to remedies sought. Court held that there had
been lawful termination of plaintiff’s employment and was not entitled to remedies he
sought. Court was satisfied from its findings that the plaintiff’s employment had been
lawfully terminated having been offered one month’s salary in lieu of notice which
was reasonable given 15 days stipulated then for notice before termination. For that
matter the plaintiff could not be awarded the general and special damages that he
Accordingly court dismissed the plaintiff’s case against the defendant.


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