Judgment No. 3869
The complaint is dismissed.
The complainant, a former WHO staff member, challenges the decision to abolish his post.
receivability of the complaint; time bar; abolition of post
Whatever may have been the state of the Tribunal’s case law in 1983, it is now settled that a decision may validly be notified by email and the time runs from the date on which the complainant learns of the decision (see, for example, Judgment 2966, consideration 8). It is true that circumstances can arise where the email communication together with a scanned copy of a hardcopy document accompanying the email misleads a complainant about when a time limit has commenced to run. An example of this is found in a recent judgment: Judgment 3704, consideration 8.
ILOAT Judgment(s): 2966, 3704