MANAGEMENT OF FEDERAL PALACE HOTEL (NIGERIA) LTD. AND HOTELS AND PERSONAL SERVICES SENIOR STAFF ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT) HON. JUSTICE (CHIEF) P.A. ATILADE - PRESIDENT M.A. BORISADE, ESQ. - MEMBER B.N. OBUA, ESQ - MEMBER SUIT NO: - NIC/15/87 DATE OF JUDGMENT - THURSDAY, 30TH JUNE, 1988. LABOUR LAW - Termination of appointment - Whether need be for wrongdoing. ISSUE: Whether the termination of the appointment of the three senior staff was done without authority under the relevant statutory provision, that is the staff concerned having been appointed by the Board of Directors, should also have their appointments terminated same Board. FACTS: The Appellant terminated the appointments of three (3) senior management staff. The termination was done without the authority of the Board of Directors who appointed them. Consequently, the Respondent declared a trade dispute, which was referred to the Industrial Arbitration Panel (LAP). The IAP in its award noted that the termination of the appointments of the three (3) staff was precipitated and summary, and ordered their reinstatement. The Appellant was aggrieved by the award and lodged an objection against same. The dispute was therefore referred to the National Industrial Court for adjudication. HELD: (Allowing the appeal and granting payment of gratuity and terminal benefits) On Whether termination of appointment need be for wrongdoing - The termination of appointment of a staff need not be for wrongdoing, where the prescribed condition of service does not say so. No reasons need necessarily be given by either side on an action concerning termination of appointment. The duty of the court is to order payment of salary in lieu of notice and appropriate benefit to the affected worker in accordance with the conditions of service.