Judgment No. 545
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
"A staff member is not bound for ever more by the terms of his appointment. But if he does challenge them he must respect the limitations of good faith."
complainant; good faith; terms of appointment; acceptance
On taking up duty, the complainant knew that he would be in grade B.4, which he would hold until reaching the age of 30, even though his post was normally graded B.5. By accepting the appointment and unconditionally starting work, he clearly indicated his acceptance of the terms of appointment as offered. To apply some few months later for review of the terms of appointment was to go against the organisation's "reasonable expectation and to act in breach of the principle of good faith, and his application was correctly rejected for that reason."
good faith; terms of appointment; grade; appointment; acceptance