Judgment No. 437
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
"For [a claim for damages for moral prejudice] to succeed the organisation's attitude ought to have caused him emotional disturbance beyond that caused by the ordinary setbacks of life." This was not the case; the fault of which he was accused - not keeping proper working hours - did not cast any discredit on him. "Besides, to award damages for moral prejudice would be to allow that the charge was false, and that, on the evidence before it, the tribunal cannot do."
moral injury; work appraisal; unsatisfactory service; condition
It is in his rejoinder that the complainant first makes a claim for compensation. Since that claim formed part neither of the internal appeal nor of the complaint, it is irreceivable.
new claim; receivability of the complaint; rejoinder