The European Investment Bank has been condemned by the European Union Civil Service Tribunal in a case of psychological harassment.
In a judgment handed down on 13 July, the tribunal admitted that a staff member of the European Investment Bank had been harassed by one of its directors and the EIB has been sentenced to pay damages to the tune of €10,000. The case was reported in l’Essentiel on Tuesday.
The EU court also overturned a decision of 20 March 2017 by the president of the EIB, validating the report of the Investigation Committee, an institution internal to the bank, which acknowledged an act of psychological harassment but opted to silence the complainant and did not punish the perpetrator.
According to l’Essentiel, the case dates back to the end of 2014, when a new director was appointed head of the department where the complainant was assigned.