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Access Bank found liable

May 21, 2012, 1:34 PM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

The high court in Banjul recently found Access Bank liable by failing to follow proper procedure in terminating the services of one Mbengeh Bah, former employee of the bank.

The court therefore awarded D150, 000 as damages for unlawful termination of Ms Bah’s employment.

The court also ordered Access Bank to pay the sum of D25, 000 for social security contributions for the three years of service with the bank, as well as D6, 169.34, being payment in lieu of two weeks of unpaid leave.

15 percent interest on the above sum from 1 November 2009 and thereafter 4 percent till the date of payment, were also awarded to the appellant.

D10, 000 cost was also awarded to Mbengeh Bah.

In his judgment, Justice M’bai told the court that becuase of the action of the respondent in terminating the appellant, without following proper procedure in accordance with the Labour Act, the said termination was unlawful.

He consequently made the orders stated above.

Justice M’bai also ordered the appellant to return all the properties of the bank still in her possession, with immediate effect.