Judgment No. 168
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
In support of her argument that she is not bound by the material provision, the complainant contends that the provision does not apply to her because it was not brought to her knowledge and accepted by her at the time of her appointment. The plea fails. "The contract was expressly made subject to the Staff Rules and Regulations and it is not necessary that any particular rule should be brought to the notice of the employee or specifically accepted by her."
duty to inform; staff regulations and rules; enforcement; provision; terms of appointment; contract; condition
The complainant lost her non-local status, which was linked to nationality, through marriage. In contesting the validity of the newly applied rule, she alleges "sex discrimination, category discrimination [and] lack of agreement with the staff council [...] The Tribunal holds that, even if the allegation was well founded in fact, it would not affect the validity of [the rule] inasmuch as the Director-General by making the rule would not be exceeding the powers conferred upon him under [...] the general rules of the organization."
marital status; nationality; equal treatment; sex discrimination; staff regulations and rules; amendment to the rules; provision; local status; non-local status
The complainant contends that the provision depriving her of non-local status as a result of marriage is not applicable since she had acquired a right to non-resident status under her initial contracts. The Tribunal will not rule on the acquired right. Even if she had had that right, it did not outlive "the contracts themselves, the latest of which expired before her marriage."
acquired right; staff regulations and rules; amendment to the rules; enforcement; provision; contract; local status; non-local status