Judgment No. 1599
The complaint is dismissed.
"Striking someone in the face at work is an act that WHO was justified in treating as misconduct, which Staff Rule 110.8.1 defines as 'any improper action by a staff member in his official capacity'. The Organization rightly took the view that such violence at the workplace was not to be tolerated. [...] The sanction of a written reprimand was not disproportionate to the misconduct that consisted in striking another staff member."
Organization rules reference: WHO STAFF RULE 110.8.1
proportionality; misconduct; staff member's duties; conduct; working relations; disciplinary measure; censure