Labour

Injunctions Over Disciplinary Proceedings – How Far and How Wide?

August 27, 2018

The Supreme Court in the case of Republic v Bank of Ghana & 5 Ors; Ex Parte Benjamin Duffour[1]has held that an injunction order prohibiting an employer from holding disciplinary hearings against an employee in a specific matter does not bar the employer from initiating separate disciplinary proceedings against the same employee in respect of […]

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Issuing Disclaimers about Ex-Employees – Legit?

April 5, 2018

Take a newspaper. Flip through the pages randomly. You may well see an employer-sponsored notice in there together with a photograph informing the public that the subject of the notice is no longer an employee. The notice will often go on to tell the world the ex-employee no longer represents the company and as a […]

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Casual Workers May Well Be Employees

March 8, 2018

The Supreme Court in the case of Benjamin Aryee & 691 Others v The Cocoa Marketing Board[1] held that a worker initially employed as a casual worker but whose services are used continuously by the employer  for a period exceeding 6 months will be deemed as a permanent worker and will be entitled to all the […]

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Social Media Can Cost You Your Job

December 17, 2017

Social Media has come to stay. But will your job stay? Social media has changed the way we relate to the world around us. It has changed the way we communicate with ourselves. And so has it affected the relationship between an employer and employee. We are all busy out there “liking”, commenting, disagreeing, debating, […]

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Supreme Court Declares: Labour Act Cannot Oust High Court Jurisdiction

August 9, 2017

On 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the High Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the Labour Commission in hearing cases of unfair termination of employment[1]. This also means that the High Court, just as the Labour Commission, is able to order the reinstatement of an employee (a remedy which previously was said to […]

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