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Respect for dignity (205, 206,-666)

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  • Judgment 396


    43rd Session, 1980
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 5

    Extract:

    "Under any contract of appointment the organization, even in the absence of express provision, is bound to respect an official's dignity and reputation - in other words to beware of putting him needlessly in a difficult personal position. If the organization fails in that duty it may be ordered to pay compensation, even if there is no decision to be set aside [...] however, only for serious wrong likely to prove damaging to a staff member's career."

    Keywords:

    material damages; moral injury; no provision; organisation's duties; professional injury; respect for dignity;



  • Judgment 367


    41st Session, 1978
    World Health Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 16

    Extract:

    "Just as it is implicit in every contract of service that the staff member shall be loyal, shall treat his superiors with due respect and shall guard the reputation of the organization, so it is implicit that the administration in its treatment of staff members shall have a care for their dignity and reputation and shall not cause them unnecessarily personal distress."

    Keywords:

    general principle; organisation's duties; organisation's reputation; professional injury; respect for dignity; staff member's duties; supervisor;

    Summary

    Extract:

    After 20 years of "laudable service", the complainant, a "valuable member of [the organization's] staff" was transferred. The organization, in its treatment of the complainant, failed in its obligation to show due regard for his dignity and reputation; the Director-General's apology did not remedy the situation.

    Keywords:

    moral injury; organisation's duties; respect for dignity; satisfactory service; transfer;



  • Judgment 361


    41st Session, 1978
    World Health Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 9

    Extract:

    Vide Judgment 367, consideration 16.

    Reference(s)

    ILOAT Judgment(s): 367

    Keywords:

    organisation's duties; organisation's reputation; professional injury; respect for dignity; staff member's duties; supervisor;



  • Judgment 150


    23rd Session, 1970
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 2

    Extract:

    "In cases where the Director-General suspects an official of having committed acts of undiscipline in the performance of or in connection with his duties, he has to take action in the most adroit fashion to safeguard, if possible, the reputation of both the organization and of the official. For that reason, before initiating the disciplinary procedure, the Director-General is always free [...] to summon the official and ask him for explanations."

    Keywords:

    complainant; disciplinary procedure; executive head; inquiry; investigation; misconduct; organisation's duties; organisation's reputation; respect for dignity;



  • Judgment 126


    20th Session, 1968
    European Organization for Nuclear Research
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 4

    Extract:

    "[W]hile as a general rule employees in a given grade must be assigned to work normally done by members of that grade, it is within the discretion of the Director-General, provided that there is no change in the grade or reduction in salary, nor any lowering of the dignity of the persons concerned, to assign them to work done by lower-grade employees if the needs of the service so require".

    Keywords:

    assignment; discretion; downgrading; grade; limits; organisation's duties; organisation's interest; respect for dignity; salary; transfer;



  • Judgment 121


    20th Session, 1968
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Considerations

    Extract:

    "The organization has [...] committed a breach of contract by suspending the complainant otherwise than in accordance with the Staff Regulations. Since his emoluments have been fully paid, he has suffered no material damage, but he has suffered moral damage. He is entitled to compensation for the distress caused by the abrupt way in which he was treated, tantamount in its form to summary dismissal, and for the injury done to his reputation and to his prospects of obtaining other employment."

    Keywords:

    breach; flaw; injury; moral injury; professional injury; provision; respect for dignity; staff regulations and rules; summary dismissal; suspension;

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