Labour and Employment Law

Bwambale & 1016 ors v Attorney General (CIVIL SUIT NO 660 OF 2002) [2012] UGHC 89 (9 May 2012);


Search Summary: 

In this case the plaintiffs sought court for terminal benefits including gratuity,
redundancy, long service and other allowances against the defendant. This was after
their services had been terminated upon companies they were working for being
repossessed by former Asian owners. However there had been another case by other
former employees that were not parties to this suit and court had entered judgment
upon admission in their favor. Since the same issues raising in this case had been
decided on, court decided to follow that same judgment.

Headnote and Holding: 

Court considered whether there had been admission of liability entitling plaintiffs to
get judgment. Court held that there had been admission internally admitting liability
by defendant. Court was satisfied from its findings that the defendant had admitted

liability in an internal memo and for that matter it could not purport not to pay the
plaintiffs yet an agreement had been reached to pay. For that matter the plaintiffs were
entitled to terminal benefits as had been awarded in the out gone case involving part of
the plaintiffs in this case and payment was to be in terms of that former case.
Accordingly court entered judgment in favor of the plaintiffs.


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