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Judgment No. 1599


The complaint is dismissed.

Consideration 4


"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

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