Staff Matters n°2

In this second issue of Staff Matters, we will focus on the assistance that is – or should be – given by institutions to victims of harassment. In Case T-275/17, Curto, a Member of Parliament (MEP) requested the employing authority to terminate her assistant’s (the applicant of the case) contract by stating that the assistant, without permission, had not come to work for one week. The assistant submitted a request for assistance by the EP (Art. 24 Staff Regulations) and reported that the MEP had insulted her with humiliating and scornful language, threats and insults.