Judgment No. 1301
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
The complainant is objecting to a decision to put in her personal file several performance appraisals which she alleges were drawn up in breach of the established procedure and contained "libellous comments". The ILO says that she refused to submit any comments of her own on the reports and thereby prevented the review procedure from moving ahead. "The requirement that a complainant go through any internal procedure is not just a formality. [...] By refusing to [make] comments on the draft reports she is challenging the complainant failed to avail herself of the means at her disposal to have the reports withdrawn or altered. Her complaint is therefore irreceivable under Article VII(1) of the Statute."
ILOAT reference: ARTICLE VII(1) OF THE STATUTE
complaint; complainant; receivability of the complaint; internal appeal; internal remedies exhausted; iloat statute; work appraisal; performance report; rebuttal; refusal