Judgment No. 1617
The complaint is dismissed.
"Whether the case is one of non-renewal or of dismissal, the rules on notice must be observed: so say the precedents. The need for such a safeguard is ordinarily not so great when the appointment is extended, but extended by a shorter term than the current one."
case law; contract; extension of contract; duration of appointment; non-renewal of contract; termination of employment; notice
"On the strength of the unfavourable appraisal non-renewal of her appointment may have seemed too harsh for someone who until then had had good reports which offered hope of improvement. So the [Organization] concluded that the right expedient was to give a shorter extension so that she might show her mettle. In coming to those conclusions on the evidence before him the Director-General did not go beyond the bounds of his discretion".
staff member's interest; proportionality; work appraisal; different appraisals; contract; extension of contract; duration of appointment; non-renewal of contract; unsatisfactory service; discretion; executive head