In his ruling, Yeboah said the dismissal of Fosu and Hammond was “[an] unwarranted, institutional onslaught on their fundamental human rights right to work and freedom from discrimination.”
The judge asserted that women were “entitled to the right to choose when to become pregnant” and ordered Fosu and Hammond’s reinstatement, the payment of all salaries and bonuses lost due to their dismissal, and compensation of around $9,000 to each of the women “for the trauma and inevitable inconvenience of the wrongful dismissal.”
But, despite the initial court ruling last year and an unsuccessful appeal in January, the fire service still had not reinstated the women or compensated them until now.
“The court says we should reinstate them so we are only implementing what the court has said. We have come to a gentleman’s agreement between the two parties and it has been understood,” GNFS spokesman Ellis Okoe said.