Judgment No. 4242
The complaint is dismissed.
The complainant challenges the decision not to consider her claim for compensation for illness attributable to the performance of official duties.
receivability of the complaint; internal remedies exhausted; illness; service-incurred; complaint dismissed
The complainant requests an oral hearing under Article 12, paragraph 1, of the Tribunal’s Rules. The request is rejected as the Tribunal considers that the issues raised in this case can fairly be resolved on the detailed submissions, materials and documents which the parties have provided.
ILOAT reference: Article 12, paragraph 1, of the Rules
The Tribunal has consistently held that staff members are expected to know their rights and that ignorance of the law is no excuse, and it has reiterated that a staff member is deemed to know the regulations and rules governing her or his appointment (see, for example, Judgment 4032, under 6).
ILOAT Judgment(s): 4032
duty to be informed; ignorance of the rules; duty to know the rules