Wages, pensions and benefits

Kamunye v Uganda Telecommunication Ltd (CIVIL APPEAL No. 69 OF 2011) [2018] UGCA 24 (31 May 2018);


Search Summary: 

This is an appeal against the decision of the lower court where the appellant had filed a suit for recovery of employment benefits against the respondent. The appellant was the employee of the respondent where by upon termination of his services he was classified as a pensionable employee entitle to terminal benefits. The respondent denied absorbing the appellant into their employment when the parent institute was split into three organs.

Headnote and Holding: 

Court held that the evidence eon record is not sufficient to establish that the appellant transferred his services to the respondent’s employment and thus has no claim against the respondent. That the appellant’s services were terminated upon the splitting of the organisation and he was redundant without being placed and it’s the Ministry of Finance that was liable to pay the terminal benefits that accrued. On costs court held that the respondent had incurred these costs even though the matter was ex parte.


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