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Ghana - Avenues for redress (penalties, remedies) and litigation procedure for individual complaints


Avenues for redress (penalties, remedies) and litigation procedure for individual complaints - Ghana - 2013    

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Compensation for unfair dismissal - free determination by court: Yes

Remarks:
  • Art. 64 (2) c) LA.

Reinstatement available: Yes

Remarks:
  • Art. 64 (2) a) LA.

Preliminary mandatory conciliation: No

Competent court(s) / tribunal(s): labour court

Remarks:
  • Art. 64 LA.
    The competent body is the National Labour Commission. It shall exercise adjudicating and dispute settement functions in complete independence (art. 138 LA). Moreover, in settling an industrial dispute, the Commission shall have the same enforcing powers as the High Court and enjoy the same priviledges and immunities in regard to its proceedings (art. 139 LA).

Existing arbitration: Yes

Remarks:
  • Mediation: art. 154 LA.
    Arbitration: art. 157 LA.

% of dismissals out of the total number of disputes: 51.7 %

Remarks:
  • Figure for the year 2008.
    This figure includes:
    - Summary dismissals (21.2%)
    - Unfair terminations (23.9%)
    - Redundancy/lay-Off/ Severance pay (6.6%)

    Source: Annual Report of the National Labour Commission for the year 2008