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  • Judgment 4098


    127th Session, 2019
    World Health Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR
    Summary: The complainant challenges the decision not to select him for a position for which he had applied.

    Consideration 5

    Extract:

    As the Tribunal held in Judgment 3043, under 18, a personal promotion “should certainly not be granted as redress for an alleged injury”.

    Reference(s)

    ILOAT Judgment(s): 3043

    Keywords:

    compensatory measure; personal promotion;



  • Judgment 3043


    111th Session, 2011
    European Patent Organisation
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 18

    Extract:

    "[A]d personam promotion constitutes advancement on merit to reward an employee for services of a quality higher than that ordinarily expected of the holder of the post. In the absence of any provision to the contrary, it is an optional and exceptional discretionary measure which is subject to only limited review by the Tribunal (see Judgments 1500, under 4, and 1973, under 5). This kind of promotion should certainly not be granted as redress for an alleged injury, as the complainant requests. The advancement of an official naturally obeys its own logic related to the classification of the job done and the professional merit of the person in question, which has nothing to do with the logic behind compensation for injuries which may have been caused to this person by the international organisation employing him or her (see Judgment 2706, under 8)."

    Reference(s)

    ILOAT Judgment(s): 1500, 1973, 2706

    Keywords:

    claim; compensation; compensatory measure; definition; discretion; exception; injury; judicial review; limits; no provision; organisation; personal promotion; post; post classification; purpose; refusal; request by a party; satisfactory service; work appraisal;



  • Judgment 2819


    107th Session, 2009
    European Patent Organisation
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 10

    Extract:

    "As the transfer decision did not respect the complainant's dignity, the Tribunal will order that the complainant be reassigned, within 28 days, to a post that satisfies the core requirement of a grade A6 post, namely, the running of a prominent organisational unit covering several specialised fields, and that the decision of 22 December 2005 be quashed with effect from the date of his reassignment to the new post."

    Keywords:

    compensatory measure; grade; order; post; respect for dignity; terms of appointment; transfer; working conditions;



  • Judgment 2597


    102nd Session, 2007
    European Patent Organisation
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 3

    Extract:

    "The expatriation allowance [...] is intended to compensate for certain disadvantages suffered by persons who are obliged, because of their work, to leave their country of origin and settle abroad. The disadvantages are indeed greater for them than for those who do not have the nationality of the country of their duty station either, but who have been living in that country for quite a long time before taking up their duties. Equal treatment demands that the provisions establishing the right of international civil servants to receive an expatriation allowance take fair and reasonable account of these different situations. The length of time for which foreign permanent employees have lived in the country where they will be serving, before they take up their duties, therefore forms an essential criterion for determining whether they may receive this allowance. It has been held that the period of three years' residence required by Article 72(1)b) of the Service Regulations is not unreasonable (see Judgment 1864, under 6)."

    Reference(s)

    Organization rules reference: Article 72(1)b) of the Service Regulations
    ILOAT Judgment(s): 1864

    Keywords:

    allowance; compensatory measure; criteria; duty station; equal treatment; nationality; non-resident allowance; purpose; residence; time limit;



  • Judgment 2556


    101st Session, 2006
    Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 12

    Extract:

    The Organisation adopted a new method of calculating replacement days granted to inspectors returning from a Chemical Weapons Destruction Facilities inspection because of the inconsistency between the practice with regard to replacement days and the terms of Administrative Directive AD/PER/12. The complainant contested that new method. Because the earlier practice had become in its view "well established", the Appeals Council recommended that the appeal be upheld, the previous practice reinstated and the replacement days that should have been granted in accordance with that practice reimbursed. The Tribunal considers that "[a]s the practice of granting a replacement day for each Saturday, Sunday or official OPCW holiday falling during an inspection period is inconsistent with the terms of AD/PER/12, that practice cannot be elevated to the status of law so as to entitle the complainant to additional replacement days, as was seemingly thought by the Appeals Council."

    Reference(s)

    Organization rules reference: OPCW Administrative Directive AD/PER/12

    Keywords:

    administrative instruction; advisory opinion; compensatory measure; difference; internal appeal; internal appeals body; organisation's duties; practice; precedence of rules; provision; public holiday; reckoning; recommendation; refund; right; written rule;



  • Judgment 2368


    97th Session, 2004
    United Nations Industrial Development Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 7

    Extract:

    In the context of a voluntary staff reduction programme the complainants signed individual letters agreeing to their termination of appointment. Once the agreed termination was concluded, neither the separation itself nor the conditions agreed upon were subject to revision. The complainants were entitled to either a termination indemnity or an end-of-service-allowance, whichever was greater. They received the termination indemnity and want the Organization to pay them the end-of-service-allowance. The Tribunal considers that "each complainant expressly waived his/her right to appeal the separation from service or to seek any form of compensation other than the payments specified in the letter of agreed termination. In view of that waiver, the complainants could not contest an overall financial settlement which [...] did not allow them to claim any further indemnity. The Tribunal finds no misrepresentation on the part of the Organization and considers that the terms of [...] the letters signed by the complainants - which have acquired contractual status - were clear. It therefore rejects the complainants' claims."

    Keywords:

    acceptance; agreed termination; binding character; compensatory measure; staff reduction; terminal entitlements; termination of employment; waiver of right of appeal;



  • Judgment 2129


    93rd Session, 2002
    World Health Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 13

    Extract:

    "The complainants [state] that, according to the Tribunal's case law (see Judgment 1821, for example), adjustments to international civil servants' salaries must satisfy objective criteria of stability, foreseeability and transparency. The Tribunal considers that this line of precedent - concerning the determination of staff salaries, which is necessarily governed by very strict rules - is not entirely applicable to the determination of allowances granted for a specific purpose, such as that of covering expenses incurred by staff members on travel status. Even if it claims to be acting in the exercise of its discretion, and although the legal framework surrounding its action remains vague or non-existent, the administration must base its decisions on objective considerations and avoid breaching any of the guarantees protecting the independence of international civil servants."

    Reference(s)

    ILOAT Judgment(s): 1821

    Keywords:

    adjustment; allowance; analogy; breach; case law; compensatory allowance; compensatory measure; criteria; decision; discretion; duty to substantiate decision; grounds; independence; no provision; official; official travel; organisation's duties; purpose; safeguard; salary; travel expenses; written rule;

    Consideration 14

    Extract:

    The Organization's Regional Office was transferred from Brazzaville (Congo) to Harare (Zimbabwe). The amount of the per diem the complainants were paid was progressively reduced. "Since the travel per diem is merely intended to cover the essential expenses of a staff member on duty travel, including lodging and food, a high rate of travel per diem cannot be justified where duty travel, which by nature implies that the staff member will continue to work primarily at his or her original duty station, lasts for two years or more."

    Keywords:

    allowance; amount; assignment; compensatory allowance; compensatory measure; extension of contract; official; payment; period; place of origin; purpose; rate; reduction of salary; transfer; travel expenses;



  • Judgment 1990


    89th Session, 2000
    European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 7

    Extract:

    "In the competition, the English-speaking and French-speaking candidates were not in the same situation, so criteria were needed that took account of the differences. The matter becomes more complex if account is taken of candidates whose mother tongue is neither English nor French. [...] Since one of the requirements of the competition - and the post in question - was a good knowledge of the two main working languages, it was not unfair to provide for tests in one language only and apply an adequate correction factor to all candidates who were non-English-speaking. Such a solution redresses the balance and goes some way to ensuring equality between the candidates. Provided that it really is adequate, a correction factor does not impair the right to equal treatment."

    Keywords:

    candidate; compensatory measure; competition; criteria; difference; equal treatment; knowledge of languages; qualifications; safeguard;



  • Judgment 1107


    71st Session, 1991
    European Organization for Nuclear Research
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 3

    Extract:

    The complainant, who joined CERN as a fireman, was transferred from a night-shift post to one confined to day work. The offer of the new post said that staff who gave up shift work could be compensated for loss of the shift allowance at digressive rates over three years. The Director- General decided to grant him compensation over a period of only one year. The Tribunal sets the decision aside on the grounds that "an offer of appointment holds good until it is withdrawn or accepted in good faith and without qualification, when it amounts to a contract."

    Keywords:

    acceptance; appointment; binding character; compensatory allowance; compensatory measure; contract; elements; good faith; offer; reduction of salary; salary; transfer;



  • Judgment 1086


    70th Session, 1991
    International Atomic Energy Agency
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Summary

    Extract:

    In keeping with the Flemming principle and to make up for the end-of-service allowance paid to employees in Austria's private sector, general service staff at the IAEA, whose headquarters are in Vienna, got a percentage increase in gross salary from 1972 to 1987. As from 1987 the Agency brought in a system comparable to the one in Austrian enterprises. The complainants object to the IAEA's discounting service up to 1972 in reckoning the allowance. The Tribunal holds that by providing for a non-retroactive increase in applicable salary the Agency took a decision which had become final and that by replacing a system in force since 1972 by another was not in breach of any acquired right. No matter which method it followed, the Agency had complied with the Flemming principle.

    Keywords:

    compensatory measure; flemming principle; increase; non-retroactivity; salary; terminal entitlements; terms of appointment; time bar;



  • Judgment 1040


    69th Session, 1990
    Pan American Health Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 3

    Extract:

    "Precedent is clear: even when someone has just a temporary appointment a decision not to renew it must be taken when the contract period is expiring; the administration's decision not to renew must be notified to the employee within the prescribed time limit; and if due notice is not given there will be implied renewal for a further period." The complainant got notice four days too late and the Tribunal held that the extension of his contract by five days to make up the required period of notice had no effect.

    Keywords:

    compensatory measure; consequence; contract; effect; extension of contract; non-renewal of contract; notice; omission; organisation's duties; short-term;



  • Judgment 1020


    69th Session, 1990
    International Criminal Police Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Summary

    Extract:

    After initially accepting the organization's offer of transfer made in connection with its headquarters move, the complainants changed their minds. Their appointments were then terminated. The organization calculated the period of notice as if they had turned the transfer offers down from the start. The complainants argue that the period of notice must run from the day they made their position known and that they are therefore entitled to compensation. The Tribunal holds that such an interpretation runs counter to the applicable provisions since the organization's intention was to treat all staff members who refused the offer of transfer in the same way, whatever the date of their refusal.

    Keywords:

    compensatory allowance; compensatory measure; notice; refusal; start of time limit; termination of employment; time limit; transfer; transfer of headquarters;



  • Judgment 1019


    69th Session, 1990
    International Criminal Police Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Summary

    Extract:

    Vide Judgment 1020.

    Reference(s)

    ILOAT Judgment(s): 1020

    Keywords:

    compensatory allowance; compensatory measure; notice; refusal; start of time limit; termination of employment; time limit; transfer; transfer of headquarters;



  • Judgment 897


    64th Session, 1988
    European Patent Organisation
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Summary

    Extract:

    Following a promotion, the complainant was no longer entitled to a language allowance. In its place she was awarded a compensatory payment after an eighteen month delay. She regards the language allowance as part of her salary and seeks the grant of a further step. As in Judgment 737 the Tribunal dismisses her claims but awards her costs because of the delay in payment of compensation to which she was entitled.

    Reference(s)

    ILOAT Judgment(s): 737

    Keywords:

    administrative delay; compensatory allowance; compensatory measure; consequence; costs; discontinuance; language allowance; payment; promotion; reduction of salary; salary;



  • Judgment 737


    58th Session, 1986
    European Patent Organisation
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Summary

    Extract:

    The EPO Service Regulations provide for the grant of a language allowance to employees in grades B.1 and B.2. 'Promotion compensation' may be applied to officials in grade B.3 to ensure that they do not suffer a loss of total net remuneration.

    Keywords:

    compensatory allowance; compensatory measure; discontinuance; language allowance; promotion; reduction of salary; salary;



  • Judgment 699


    57th Session, 1985
    European Patent Organisation
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Summary

    Extract:

    Article 59 of the EPO Service Regulations provides that the President shall lay down the list of applicable public holidays up to a maximum of ten days. On 8 November 1983 the President issued a list of 14 public holidays, the four additional working days lost to be made up by extending working hours for a time by half-an-hour. The Tribunal holds that while the President may ignore the ten-day limit he may not put the number of hours in the working week at more than 40 except when they are remunerated or made necessary by abnormal circumstances. In the instant case such circumstances do not exist.

    Reference(s)

    Organization rules reference: ARTICLE 59 OF THE EPO SERVICE REGULATIONS

    Keywords:

    compensatory measure; discretion; increase; judicial review; leave; overtime; public holiday; working hours;



  • Judgment 666


    56th Session, 1985
    European Patent Organisation
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Summary

    Extract:

    The complainants seek payment of the education allowance to which they were entitled at the IPI. The Tribunal holds that on the basis of the transfer agreement between the IPI and the EPO the latter is not under obligation to pay the education allowance insofar as the organisation offsets the education costs borne by its officials. The Tribunal exempts the case where actual costs are not offset.

    Keywords:

    allowance; compensatory measure; consequence; discontinuance; education expenses; merger; refund;



  • Judgment 641


    54th Session, 1984
    World Health Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 7

    Extract:

    For health reasons the official's workload was supposed to be reduced. In reality, he made up for sick leave of two afternoons a week by working two mornings a week overtime. "Such an arrangement was obviously improper. [...] It is quite wrong for an employer [...] to allow such arrangements with a staff member whom it recognises as being on sick leave yet who, from a sense of professional responsibility or for some other reason, volunteers to do more work than he is authorised to do. The [organization] was therefore at fault and the question of its liability does arise."

    Keywords:

    compensatory measure; flaw; health reasons; liability; organisation; overtime; part-time employment; sick leave;



  • Judgment 391


    43rd Session, 1980
    International Labour Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 3

    Extract:

    The organisation imposed four unpaid days of leave on the staff. It "doubts whether there is any substance to the complaints and hence whether they are receivable. It argues that if the complainants take the cash equivalent of the compulsory leave, all they will have done is make a 'loan' [...] 'bearing a high rate of interest' at that. But that is just a hypothesis and does not mean that there is no substance to the claims for relief."

    Keywords:

    cause of action; compensatory measure; leave; receivability of the complaint; reduction of salary; salary;

    Considerations 7 and 15

    Extract:

    The organisation imposed four unpaid days of leave on officials. The decision "was [...] true to the aims of [the organisation] which, in the interests of workers, not only safeguards their employment but protects its terms." It was not contrary to the interests of the organisation. "Although it was not of benefit to Member States, it was in keeping with the [organisation's] aims, and so with its interests as construed by its founders."

    Keywords:

    budgetary reasons; compensatory measure; deduction; leave; organisation's interest; reduction of salary; salary;

    Consideration 14

    Extract:

    The organisation imposed four unpaid days of leave on officials over a period of six months. "It is immaterial that the decision made no formal amendment to the Staff Regulations or to individual contracts of employment of the staff members to which it applied. First, it was a temporary measure, and so there was no question of amending the Staff Regulations. Secondly, what happened was that individual contracts of employment were subject to implied amendment for a period of six months, as provided for" in the provision concerning the modification of contracts.

    Keywords:

    amendment to the rules; compensatory measure; contract; deduction; formal requirements; leave; reduction of salary; salary; staff regulations and rules;

    Consideration 8

    Extract:

    "There is no need to consider whether it is a breach of the rule [requiring consideration for services rendered] to reduce remuneration without reducing working time. In this case both salary and working time were reduced. Whatever may have been the reasons for granting compulsory leave, there was no breach of the rule."

    Keywords:

    compensatory measure; entitlement for service rendered; leave; reduction of salary; salary;



  • Judgment 371


    42nd Session, 1979
    European Patent Organisation
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 6

    Extract:

    The complainant contends that he is the victim of discriminatory treatment concerning his pension. But he receives a compensatory allowance to make good the reduction in salary. Even if the officials of the former organisation fare less well in one respect than other officials of the second organisation, they fare better in another. "Hence, insofar as it exists, the discriminatory treatment which the complainant alleges should be regarded as compensated."

    Keywords:

    compensatory allowance; compensatory measure; equal treatment; pension;

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