Judgment No. 3336
1. The EPO shall pay the complainant 1,000 euros in moral damages.
2. It shall also pay him 500 euros in costs.
3. All other claims are dismissed, as are the applications to intervene.
Considering that his personal particulars form showing his total retirement pension should also show the amount of the internal tax levied on it, the complainant impugns the decision dismissing his request to modify this document.
"The Tribunal notes [...] that almost three and a half years elapsed between the time when the complainant submitted his initial request and that when the impugned decision was rendered. In view of the circumstances of the instant case, this period is excessively long. This decision was not taken within a reasonable length of time and the Organisation did not respect the need for expeditious proceedings stemming from the duty of care which all organisations owe to their staff."
delay; duty of care