Judgment No. 1781
1. The Organization shall grant him three step increments at grade P.5 as from 1 April 1996.
2. It shall pay him 7,500 Swiss francs in costs.
3. His other claims are dismissed.
The complainant submitted that the Director-General had verbally promised him three step increments at his grade. On the evidence there is no denial by the Director-General on that point. The Tribunal holds that: "While the Director-General may communicate within the Organization through others acting on his behalf, the best evidence available must be offered in proceedings before the Tribunal. In this instance it would have been direct denial by the Director-General himself."
complaint allowed; complaint allowed in part; evidence; disclosure of evidence; lack of evidence; promise; executive head