Judgment No. 475
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
"Under an exception to the rule, [the complainant's] claim for costs is receivable, though new, since the Tribunal awards costs proprio motu."
new claim; receivability of the complaint; costs
The complainant left without herself informing the chief of personnel that she would be absent for an indefinite period. She could have written to the organisation. She protracted her stay without being formally authorised to do so. The Secretary General was therefore right to terminate the contract, in accordance with the applicable provisions. "Considering the complainant's behaviour [...] he did not exceed the limits of his discretion in applying the most severe sanction."
termination of employment; misconduct; unauthorised absence; conduct; disciplinary measure; discretion