Judgment No. 908
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
The rule on promotion in the EPO is not to take account of professional experience gained before the age of 25. The complainant contends that new guidelines calling for "minimum age requirements" superseded the rule. Having considered the new guidelines, the Tribunal finds that the 25-year rule has not been changed since the minimum age requirement has exactly the same effect.
promotion; professional experience; reckoning; seniority; age limit