Judgment No. 2072
1. UNIDO SHALL PAY THE COMPLAINANT 3,000 UNITED STATES DOLLARS IN COMPENSATION.
2. IT SHALL PAY HIM 1,000 DOLLARS IN COSTS.
3. HIS OTHER CLAIMS ARE DISMISSED.
The complainant benefited from a voluntary separation programme that the organization had had to implement because of financial difficulties. He is challenging the refusal to consider his request for re-employment. "The organization cannot be taken to task for not considering him for [vacant] posts for which he had not applied, or for not offering him another [post] while it was still in financial straits."
complaint allowed; complaint allowed in part; failure to answer claim; vacancy; competition; vacancy notice; post; reinstatement; separation from service; budgetary reasons; agreed termination; participation; refusal; request by a party
"The appeal procedure was inordinately long: the case was before the Committee for two years, yet it was not a very difficult one and it needed to be settled promptly [...] In these circumstances, the delay in resolving it amounts to negligence warranting compensation. The Tribunal therefore considers that the complainant is entitled to redress, and it sets the amount at 3,000 United States dollars."
procedure; complaint allowed; complaint allowed in part; internal appeals body; administrative delay; reasonable time; amount; submissions; organisation's duties; misconduct; right; moral damages