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CHRAJ Orders GCB To Compensate, Re-instate Defunct UT, Capital Bank Staff- [DETAILS]

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has ordered the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) to pay compensation and re-instate some 37 ex-staff of defunct UT Bank and Capital Bank for wrongful termination of contracts.

The Commission directed that the Complainants should be compensated within three months of the receipt of its decision with three months’ net salary for each complainant at the current salary for each grade that the Complainants were on before the termination for the traumatic experience of losing their job.

Ms Eleanor Tettey and 36 other Complainants who are ex-staff of GCB Bank Ltd, (UT Bank and Capital Bank) lodged a complaint against the bank on May 29, 2019, after they were laid off.

The complaints allege discrimination, unfair and wrongful termination of appointments by GCB Bank Ltd (Respondent).

The Reliefs sought by the Complainants include among others; a declaration to the effect that the probation, issuance of new appointment letters, reduction of their salaries and the termination of their appointments were wrongful and in breach of their collective bargaining agreement; an order directing the Respondent to pay compensation to all the affected ex-staff.

In a 21-page decision on the matter signed by the Commissioner Joseph Whittal signed on June 20, the commission also directs that “those who entered tertiary institutions as mature students should be considered for reinstatement because they did not require credit passes in English and Mathematics after passing the entrance examination to those tertiary institutions.”

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