An assessment of the law relating to unfair termination of employment contract in Uganda

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Kampala International University, School of Law
The research was based on analysis of the law relating to unfair termination of employment contract in Uganda. li was based onfive chapters where chapter one Involved the introductlon~ background to the study, scope, sign(flcance, literature review and the methodology that was used to conduct the research. Chapter two was based on assessment ofthe legalframework on termination ofemployment contracts in Uganda; chapter three examined the challengesfaced by employees under employment contracts in Uganda. Chapter four looked at the remedies available to the employee whose contract has been unfafrly terminated in Uganda and chapter five providedfor the conclusions and recommendations to improvement ofemployment contract In Uganda. The research was conducted using a doctrinal research method using text books, government policies, journals, commission reports, Acts of Parliament and International Treaties. ft seems to be relevant to policy makers, policy implementers andfuture researchers. The findings of the study found out that although there are many national Statutes governing employment contract in Uganda like the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. the Employment Act and other laws, employers are still dismissing their employees unfairly due to factors like discrimination for example, when employees registerfor any trade union in order to be helped to get their rightsfrom their employers, the employers tend to take It negatively hence terminate workers contracts unfairly. Employees under employment contract In Uganda go through challenges which arc economic, political, social and emotional in nature. These are therefore attributed to the fact that Employment termination becomes wrongful termination under these narrow circumstances. hence the study concluded that in case an employee who is fired is angry, unhappy and looking for someone to blame when his or her employment ends, it is therefore recommended that employees experiencing wrongful termination who believe they were unjustly fired or laid off may have the right to file a wrongful termination claim and an experienced wrongful termination lal4yer can help you file your claim.
A research submitted to the school of law in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of a bachelor of laws of Kampala International University
Law, Unfair termination, Employment contract, Uganda