86th Session, 1999
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Full Judgment Text: EN,
The complainant was reassigned because of his alleged poor attendance and time-keeping. "The statements by the representative [of the organization] and by the complainant are at odds and there is no irrefutable evidence before the Tribunal. The conclusion is that what was needed was a proper inquiry to see whether on the strength of reliable evidence the charges against him stood up."
appraisal of evidence; appraisal of facts; complaint allowed in part; conduct; disciplinary measure; evidence; inquiry; judicial review; misconduct; organisation's duties; punctuality; transfer; unsatisfactory service;
The complainant was reassigned because of his alleged poor attendance and time-keeping. "The [Organization's] treatment of him looks like punishment for conduct it disapproved of and for low output. So there should first have been due disciplinary process affording him full safeguards."
complaint allowed in part; conduct; disciplinary measure; disciplinary procedure; due process; international civil servant; misconduct; organisation's duties; output; punctuality; right to reply; safeguard; transfer; unsatisfactory service;