Judgment No. 1225
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
The complainant seeks the refund of sums withheld from his pay as staff assessment. He submits that the FAO was applying a system of taxation at source without providing any service in return. The Tribunal holds that all that matters is whether the organization's subsequent refusal to refund the amounts withheld from his pay was lawful. "The levy of staff assessment on the complainant was initially lawful and equitable. If for any reason it had not been levied the basic objective of equality between him and other staff in like case would have been defeated."
equal treatment; equity; staff assessment