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General News of Thursday, 26 April 2018

Source: Class FM

Sacked pregnant fire officers get GHC100K compensation

An Accra High Court has ordered the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to reinstate and pay a compensation of GHS100,000 to two ex-employees who were dismissed for being pregnant.

The two, Grace Fosu and Thelma Hammond, are to receive full salary payment for the period they were dismissed.

Delivering the judgement, Justice Anthony K. Yeboah stated that the regulation on which the GNFS dismissed the two is discriminatory.

Regulation 33 (6) of the Ghana National Fire Service’s Conditions of Service states that: “A female employee shall not be dismissed on the ground that she is pregnant provided she has served the first three years.”

The two were dismissed for getting pregnant within the first three years of being employed by the GNFS.

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