Action brought on 31 May 2013 – ZZ v EESC

(Case F-54/13)

Language of the case: French

Parties

Applicant: ZZ (represented by: T. Bontinck and A. Guillerme, lawyers)

Defendant: European Economic and Social Committee

Subject-matter and description of the proceedings

The annulment of the EESC’s decision rejecting a request, brought by the applicant on the basis of Article 90(1) of the Staff Regulations, in order to obtain compensation for the harm allegedly suffered as a result of dogged persistence, or even harassment, on the part of the administration.

Form of order sought

annul the decision of the Secretary General of the EESC of 3 October 2012 in so far as it rejects the applicant’s request of 5 June 2012 seeking to obtain appropriate and reasonable compensation for the non-material harm suffered by him, adverse effect on his reputation and on his health and adverse effect on his career, confirmed, following the applicant’s complaint of 24 October 2012, by the decision of 22 February 2013;

grant the applicant compensation for the non-material harm suffered by him and adverse effect on his reputation and his health assessed, subject to being increased or decreased during the proceedings, at EUR 12 000;

grant the applicant compensation for the adverse effect on his career as a result of the delay in his promotion on account of the investigations and proceedings then being performed, by reconstitution of his career at grade AST 5, subject to change during the proceedings, and, in the alternative, by appropriate compensation assessed, subject to being increased during the proceedings, at EUR 41 403.09;

order the EESC to pay the costs.