Judgment No. 843
THE TRIBUNAL ORDERS THE ORGANIZATION TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF DAMAGES TO BE PAID TO THE COMPLAINANT TO THE EQUIVALENT OF SIX MONTHS' TAKE-HOME SALARY AND TO PAY HIM $1,250 IN COSTS.
The Tribunal holds that the transfer, later reversed, to a post three grades lower was unlawful. Although the complainant's attitude may not have been beyond reproach, he suffered moral injury and loss of reputation. Under the circumstances, the amount of compensation provided by the impugned decision is too small and the Tribunal increases it from the equivalent of two to six months' take-home salary.
moral injury; professional injury; transfer; downgrading; conduct; material damages