A medical report shows that the nurse sustained an injured nose and scratches on her neck following the incident.
Rabat – A 55-year-old Iraqi clinic manager is on trial for sexually harassing one of his employees, an unnamed 23-year-old Moroccan nurse, in December last year.
The 23-year-old was visiting her boss’ office to pick up her unpaid salary when the incident took place, according to Dubai’s Court of First Instance.
“When I raised the matter with him, he suddenly got nervous. He came close to me from behind his desk,” the woman said during the public prosecution investigation.
The man then allegedly started groping her and openly asked her to have sex with him, and the woman says she panicked and attempted to push him away.
“He then slapped me on my face. I filed a complaint against him and later saw a doctor for a check-up,” the complainant said.
A medical report shows that the complainant sustained an injured nose and scratches on her neck following the incident.
The clinic manager denied the charge in court, and the complainant dropped the charges against him. The court, however, has decided to proceed with the trial.
The man has faced similar allegations in the past, having been accused of sexually harassing an employee before, according to Dubai news outlet the Khaleej Times.
The trial will continue on June 9.