So much of the story is just bizarre.
Why did she close the business? Just go advertise for new staff.
Why end up in court? Is this a criminal trial or a civil one? What are the charges? If it's a civil case the person being accused is under no obligation to show up but the risk of losing is greater if you don't turn up and put your side. If it's a criminal court they would all be under arrest already for contempt.
The prosecutor heard the story and couldn't really believe what she was hearing, but set a date for a case to be heard.
There is no "prosecutor" in a civil trial. In a criminal case you don't go to the court you go to the police. They decide if a criminal offense has been committed and they liaise with the Procurator Fiscal who decides if it should go to trial. Quitting your job without notice is not an offense.
The whole thing is just strange and I wouldn't want anything to do with it without knowing a lot more.