Judgment No. 4424
1. The impugned decision is set aside.
2. The EPO shall pay the complainant 15,000 euros by way of moral damages.
3. The EPO shall also pay the complainant 1,000 euros costs.
4. All other claims are dismissed.
The complainant challenges the outcome of his appeals concerning absences and reduced working hours for medical reasons.
complaint allowed; decision quashed; unauthorised absence; medical grounds
The complainant requests oral proceedings. As the Tribunal is sufficiently informed on all aspects of the case to consider it fully on the written submissions and documents which the parties have provided, the request for oral proceedings is rejected.