Employment termination laws in Nigeria have undergone significant changes that have resulted in conflicts between traditional common law and emerging legal jurisprudence positions.

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) has played a pivotal role in shaping these changes by establishing new labor standards that limit employers’ previously unrestricted right to terminate employees without cause or justification.

In this publication, TEMPLARS Partners Adewale Atake, SAN and Inam Wilson, SAN, Senior Associate Joseph Abukpain, along with Associate Konyin Osipitan, trace the evolution of labor jurisprudence regarding employment termination.

They clarify the state of ambiguity regarding Nigerian labor law and the conflicting judicial positions that have contributed to the current state of uncertainty.