The Adequacy of Security of Service of Employees in Uganda: A Case Study of Kampala.

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Kampala International University, School of law.
The research was sought to establish the adequacy of legal frame work of the law relating to termination of employment contracts in Uganda with regard to security of service/tenure and was driven by jive major objectives: to examine the adequacy of the protection law.s of employees in Uganda; to investigate the major cause of wrong/it! dismissal in Uganda: to find out the level of Government effort on sensitization of the protection laws against wrongfid termination of employment contracts in Uganda: to determine the percentage of employees in Uganda who are wrongly terminated from their employments. To achieve these objectives, the res~ archer employed libra.ry research study of various secondary data such as books, thesis, government policfes, journals, commission reports, acts of parliament, international treaties, articles consulted in various libraries, equally various key respondents were interviewed. The study utilized both quantitative and qualitative research methods: two primary data collection instruments were used: structured questionnaire qnd interviews. The collected data was presented and analyzed to decipher findings. The major finding of the study was that employers frequently abuse the right of their employees at will. Policies and strategies contained in the law documents require well-coordinated actions and commitment from government and all agencies in order for these employment policies to b.e fully adhered to. Thus the failure of enforcing the law has resulted into situations where workers are at the mercy of employers. Workers are not aware of their rights and continue to suffer at hands of their employers. The researcher therefore recommended that the needs to develop political will to protect workers from unfair dismissals, sensitize of the working population on their rights, impose severe punishment on violators of the right of security of tenure, labor offices to be brought as dose as possible to the employees and reduction of the 13 weeks to a less period.
A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of Law in Partial Fulfillment for the Award of Bachelors Degree of Laws of Kampala International University.
Employees, Security, Service, Adequacy, Uganda