Judgment No. 1213
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
The complainant is claiming assignment to a specific post. The meaning of Article VIII of the Tribunal's Statute, "as the case law has construed it, is that the Tribunal may not order an organisation to put a staff member on any particular post. All it may do is set aside an unlawful decision putting someone on a post or refusing to do so or order specific performance where the organisation has failed to discharge an obligation. In this case [...] the complainant's claim [...] fails because it is irreceivable."
ILOAT reference: ARTICLE VIII OF THE STATUTE
claim; receivability of the complaint; competence of tribunal; case law; organisation's duties; iloat statute; interpretation; assignment; post
The complainant submits that the decision to offer him an assignment to a lower grade than he wished and without the benefit of an indefinite appointment discriminated against him insofar as four officials appointed to the same post got the higher grade. "But none of the four is in like case. Either they have served longer than he or have different qualifications or have won a competition or have a much better record of performance. He adduces no evidence to show unlawful discrimination, and his plea is dismissed because it is devoid of merit."
decision; equal treatment; assignment; grade; duration of appointment; definition; refusal