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Action brought on 27 March 2013 – ZZ v Commission

(Case F-27/13)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: ZZ (represented by: É. Boigelot, lawyer)

Defendant: European Commission

Subject-matter and description of the proceedings

Annulment of the decisions to downgrade the applicant to grade AD8 under Article 9(1)(f) of Annex IX to the Staff Regulations and a claim for damages for the material and non-material harm allegedly suffered.

Form of order sought

annul the decision adopted on 5 June 2012, taken by the tripartite Appointing Authority in the file CMS 08/058 pursuant to which ‘the sanction of downgrading to grade AD8 provided for in Article 9(1)(f) of Annex IX to the Staff Regulations is imposed (on the applicant)’, and with ‘effect one month following the date of signature’;

annul the decision of 17 December 2012, notified on 18 December 2012, by which the Appointing Authority rejects the applicant’s complaint submitted on 10 October 2012 under the reference R/566/12;

order the defendant to pay, by way of compensation for material and non-material harm and the adverse effect on the applicant’s career, notionally evaluated at EUR 1, the amount of EUR 20 000, subject to increase or decrease in the course of the proceedings;

in any event, order the defendant to pay the entire costs, in accordance with Article 87 of the Rules of Procedure of the Civil Service Tribunal.