Avenues for redress (penalties, remedies) and litigation procedure for individual complaints - Ghana - 2013
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- Labour Act [LA], Act No. 651 of 2003
(in force since 31 March 2004)
Date: 08 Oct 2003; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
- Labour Regulations, 2007 (L.I. 1833)
(in force since 31 July 2007)
Date: 28 May 2007 (view in NATLEX »)
Compensation for unfair dismissal - free determination by court: Yes
Reinstatement available: Yes
Preliminary mandatory conciliation: No
Competent court(s) / tribunal(s): labour court
- 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
- Mediation: art. 154 LA.
Arbitration: art. 157 LA.
% of dismissals out of the total number of disputes: 51.7 %
- 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