KUWAIT CITY, April 13: The Criminal Court acquitted an expatriate of abusing his authority as a manager and allegedly raping an employee. Report of the Criminal Investigation Department indicated the expatriate sexually assaulted the employee. During interrogation, he maintained the employee did not report for duty the very day the incident supposedly happened. The employee records and the fingerprint attendance system affirmed the plaintiff was absent, while surveillance gadgets indicated she actually went to the premises. Lawyer Muhammad Al-Khaldi implored the court to acquit his client of all charges in the absence of evidences to prove the allegation, noting the medical report indicated no signs of violence or raping.
‘Pay difference’: The Administrative Court ordered the Ministry of Education to pay difference of KD 90 in housing allowance adding up to KD 3,420 to an expatriate female teacher starting from Jan 15, 2012 until the end of her service on Aug 30, 2014. The lawsuit filed by Lawyer Abdullah Ahmad Al-Kanderi on behalf of his client indicated the plaintiff was paid monthly housing allowance of KD 60 in 2011 until the Constitutional Court decided it was unconstitutional to differentiate male and female teachers in the payment of housing allowance. He presented all necessary documents to show the legitimacy of his client’s request.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff