Judgment No. 2069
1. THE DECISION OF 11 FEBRUARY 2000 OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE OFFICE IS SET ASIDE INSOFAR AS IT DENIES THE COMPLAINANT AN ADDITIONAL DAY'S LEAVE.
2. THE EPO SHALL GRANT THE COMPLAINANT AN ADDITIONAL DAY'S LEAVE.
3. IT SHALL PAY THE COMPLAINANT 400 EUROS IN COSTS.
4. THE COMPLAINANT'S OTHER CLAIMS ARE DISMISSED.
The complainant, whose duty station is The Hague, assisted a colleague at an appeals committee hearing in Berlin, as allowed by the Service Regulations. He asks for an additional day's leave to compensate for the day's leave he had to take to go to Berlin. "Neither the texts cited, nor the defendant's arguments, nor the circumstances of the case afford proper grounds for the assertion that the complainant had to deduct a day from his annual leave in order to assent to his colleague's request for assistance."
procedure before the tribunal; internal appeals body; written rule; staff regulations and rules; duty station; annual leave; compensatory leave; staff representative; request by a party