Judgment No. 3102
1. The Director General's decisions of 14 August 2009 are set aside.
2. WIPO shall pay the complainants compensation calculated as indicated under 8.
3. It shall pay each of them costs in the amount of 2,000 Swiss francs.
4. All other claims are dismissed.
"[E]ven if a staff member may claim no right to promotion, promotion procedures must be conducted with due diligence and as swiftly as the normal workings of an administration permit. There is nothing to justify delaying for years a promotion which the staff member may legitimately expect and which naturally has a direct impact on his or her career prospects, unless this delay may be attributed to a fault on the part of the person concerned during the procedure (see Judgment 2706, under 11 and 12)."
ILOAT Judgment(s): 2706
procedure; complaint allowed; complaint allowed in part; international civil servant; administrative delay; delay; exception; career; promotion; misconduct; consequence; right; duty of care