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COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE
V.
NORVOR

(2002) JELR 69855 (HC)    
High Court  ·  8 Jan 2002 ·  Ghana
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[2001-2002] 1 GLR 78
CORAM
ANSAII JA

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chraj
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director of fan airways ltd
dr arjun p aggarwal
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female employee
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professor frank awuku norvor
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ANSAH JA.

The respondent in this case, Professor Frank Awuku Norvor, is the owner and managing director of Fan Airways Ltd that operates domestic flights in this country. In November 1996 the respondent employed Miss Augustina Salome Tettey as a ticketing and reservations officer. She also became a flight and cabin attendant in March 1997. On 2 January 1998 the respondent dismissed Miss Tettey. On 20 January 1998 she filed a complaint with the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ). I shall hereinafter call Miss Tettey, the complainant and Professor Norvor, the respondent and CHRAJ as the applicant.

The complaint put before CHRAJ was that the respondent sexually harassed the complainant and when she rebuffed his attempts, he dismissed her from the company. The respondent, on the other hand, wrote on 10 February 1998 to deny the allegations made against him, asserting that the complainant was dismissed on grounds that differed with what the complainant alleged. Her…

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