Judgment No. 3112
The complaint is dismissed.
The complainant did not sign the offer of appointment within the time limit prescribed by the organisation.
"As the complainant herself acknowledged, there were still unresolved issues that she wished to have settled before entering into a contract. Accordingly, it cannot be said that at that time there was any contractual relationship between the parties, let alone an employment relationship. As there was no employment relationship, the complainant was not an official of the organisation. It follows that the Tribunal is not competent to hear the complaint and that, therefore, it must be dismissed."
complaint; status of complainant; international civil servant; competence of tribunal; time limit; terms of appointment; contract; offer; offer withdrawn; acceptance; refusal