Judgment No. 498
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
"G staff are recruited largely [in the headquarters country or nearby]. It is therefore only right that as an incentive to recruitment their pay, including family allowances, should be in line with pay scales in [the headquarters country]. Officials in other categories, however, may come from and be required to serve anywhere in the world. For them [...] the [organisation] takes as its standard of comparison the best-paid national civil service." The allegation of unlawful discrimination fails.
equal treatment; noblemaire principle; general service category; professional category; salary; scale; criteria
"The Tribunal will [...] observe that the principle of equality is applicable only between officials in the same circumstances". In the instant case an official in the professional category wished to benefit from provisions concerning the grant of a family allowance applicable only to the general service category.
equal treatment; general service category; professional category; salary; allowance; family allowance