The High Court in Accra has directed the parties in the First Atlantic Bank sexual harassment case to file their written submissions.
In court on Thursday, February 16, 2023, the High Court in Accra (General Jurisdiction) presided over by Justice Olivia Obeng Owusu directed the parties to file the submissions while the case has been adjourned to February 23.
Following the action, the First Atlantic Bank has requested that its name be withdrawn from the lawsuit filed by the former NSS worker.
First Atlantic Bank was named as the 2nd defendant in the writ that was issued by the High Court.
In an application dated January 24, First Atlantic Bank requested that seven paragraphs of the writ be dismissed “on the ground that they disclose no reasonable cause of action against the applicant”.
Paragraphs 7,8,9,10,11,31,32,33,34,36 and 37 which were requested to be excluded comprise portions of the writ that accuse the bank of watching on for female workers being harassed sexually by senior male officers of the bank.
EIB Network’s Legal Affairs Correspondent, Murtala Inusah, reports that both Ernest Owusu Nimako and Adablah were present in court.