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Judgment No. 4113


The complaint is dismissed.


The complainant challenges the decision not to promote him and contends that the EPO breached its duty to treat him with dignity.

Judgment keywords


grade; promotion; complaint dismissed

Consideration 5


The complaint form and the complainantís pleas (both his brief and rejoinder) do not identify with any particularity precisely what the decision is that he seeks to impugn in these proceedings. The EPO challenges the receivability of the complaint. Viewing the complaint form and the complainantís pleas as benevolently as possible in the circumstances, his complaint either challenges the decision not to promote him or the decision not to accede to his request for an expedited hearing of his appeal or, perhaps, both. The latter decision is not a final administrative decision with operative legal effect. At best, it was a decision made as a step towards a final administrative decision, had one ever been made in his internal appeal (see Judgment 3890, consideration 5).


ILOAT Judgment(s): 3890


receivability of the complaint; impugned decision; final decision; step in the procedure

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