Judgment No. 892
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
The complainant challenges the non-renewal of her contract. She alleges breach of an oral promise of automatic renewal. But she offers no proof of the allegation. "Even supposing she were right and the head of personnel had said that fixed-term appointments were automatically renewed, there would not necessarily be a binding rule but just a common practice which would neither require the Director General to employ her nor confer on her any right to renewal."
evidence; lack of evidence; organisation's duties; practice; contract; extension of contract; fixed-term; promise; non-renewal of contract
"Since the assessments of her varied, the Director General was free, in exercising his discretion in the Office's interest, to take account only of the factors that he thought ruled out renewal."
work appraisal; different appraisals; contract; fixed-term; non-renewal of contract; unsatisfactory service; discretion; executive head