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Posted By: |August 06, 2020 |

Limits To The Powers Of The National Industrial Court Of Nigeria To Award Damages To An Employee Whose Employment Was Wrongfully Terminated


Notwithstanding the Supreme Court’s position on the quantum of damages which an employee whose employment has been wrongfully terminated will be entitled to, the NICN has, in certain cases, applied its discretion in awarding damages to employees whose employment were wrongfully terminated by their employers. Two of such cases would be considered in this paper.

In the case of Mrs. Titilayo Akisanya v. Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited & 2 Ors (Unreported) Suit No. NICN/LA/40/2012, the NICN in its judgment delivered on 7th April 2016 awarded the sum of N17,368,468.00 representing the Claimant’s annual salary as damages for the wrongful termination of her employment notwithstanding that her contract of employment provided for one-month notice in the event of the termination of the contract.

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