Judgment No. 413
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
On 29 November 1978 the Director-General informed the complainant of his intention to renew his contract for one year, but that it could not be renewed for any longer. On 28 February 1979 the complainant asked on what grounds he had been dismissed. On 15 March the Director-General, in drawing a distinction between the expiry of a fixed-term contract and dismissal, declined to give the explanation asked for. "Thus [he] merely upheld the decision taken on 29 November [...] and so set no new time limit for filing a complaint." The complaint, dated 20 May 1979, is time-barred.
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