Legal personality

Ateker Ejalu v Uganda Railways Workers Union & Anor ((Civil Appeal No. 8 of 1985)) [1986] UGSC 14 (11 December 1986);


Search Summary: 

The appellant’s suit against the respondents (who were second and third defendants respectively) was stuck out on ground that he had no cause of action against them. He appealed contending that the respondents were vicariously liable for the defamatory letter written by their employee in the cause of his employment.

Headnote and Holding: 

The court held that section 19(l)(b) of the Trade Unions Decree barred any suit against a registered trade union in respect of any tortious act committed by it or on its behalf in the execution of its functions. 


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