Judgment No. 2067
1. THE ILO SHALL PAY THE COMPLAINANT THE SUM OF 3,000 EUROS IN MORAL DAMAGES.
2. IT SHALL PAY HIM 20,000 FRENCH FRANCS IN COSTS.
3. HIS OTHER CLAIMS ARE DISMISSED.
"The complainant takes the administration to task for the fact that there has been no appraisal report on his performance since 1995. The organization [...] asserts that the omission arose because the complainant's supervisors were anxious to avoid a further confrontation at a time when working relations were strained [...] [The Tribunal considers that,] relations being tense, the [organization] had a duty to put matters right without evading its obligation to ensure that appraisal reports were established."
organisation's duties; performance report; working relations; omission
To prove he is the victim of harassment, the complainant relies on facts dating back several years. "Contrary to the [organization's] assertion, the complaint is receivable, there being nothing to prevent the complainant from citing an accumulation of events over time to support an allegation of harassment".
complaint; receivability of the complaint; exception; time bar; evidence; admissibility of evidence
"The [organization] did fail in the duty incumbent on all international organisations to treat staff members with dignity and avoid causing them undue and unnecessary injury [...] [It] was aware of the unhealthy working atmosphere [...] the complainant [had to face]. That atmosphere was allowed to linger 'without the necessary assistance being given to sort matters out'."
failure to answer claim; organisation; organisation's duties; respect for dignity; misconduct; working relations