I. Sam has been in continuous employment with Manup Ltd. for 15 years. Last Tuesday he was called to the Manager’s Office and verbally informed that he was given 14 days notice for the termination of his contract of employment with Manup.
II. Sam asked the Manager to describe why his contract of employment was terminated. The Manager replied that he didn’t owe Sam any description.
Advise Sam on the following issues;
(a) Does the 14 days verbal notice of termination of his contract of employment with Manup Ltd meet the necessary provisions under the Labour Act?
(b) Can the action of the Manager in the said circumstances be justified if he had merely told Sam that he was dismissed for alleged misconduct? If not, why not?
(c) Is Sam entitled to any form of compensation(s) if unfair dismissal is successfully established against Manup Ltd?
And to which Court must Sam take his grievance?
(d) In fact Sam strongly doubts which he was dismissed from work since he was an executive member of Manup Workers Union (MWU), which has threatened general strike if safety measures at work are not enhanced. Under such circumstances does Sam still have a legal course of action against Manup Ltd?