Judgment No. 2537
1. The impugned decision is set aside and the case referred back to the Organisation as said under 11.
2. The EPO shall pay the complainant 4,000 euros as compensation for injury.
3. It shall also pay him 2,000 euros in costs.
One of the two members of the Medical Committee convened to examine the complainant's work capacity attached a handwritten statement to the report that an occupational origin of the invalidity could not be excluded. The Tribunal rules that "it was certainly not appropriate for members of the Office's Administration - faced with a clearly contradictory medical report - to approach the second expert in order to persuade him to withdraw his diverging opinion."
complaint allowed; complaint allowed in part; independence; medical board; medical opinion; service-incurred; invalidity; discontinuance