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CJEU Case C-570/18 P / Opinion

HF v European Parliament

Policy area:
Employment and social policy
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Advocate General
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

Appeal — Civil service — European Parliament — Member of contract staff — Articles 12a and 24 of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union — Psychological harassment — Request for assistance — Right to be heard — Rejection of a request for assistance — Article 41 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Scope of judicial review.

Outcome of the case:

In the light of the above considerations, I propose that the Court:

  • dismiss the cross-appeal as inadmissible;
  • set aside the judgment of the General Court of the European Union of 29 June 2018, HF v Parliament (T‑218/17, EU:T:2018:393) in so far as it rejects the form of order sought by HF requesting that the decision of the European Parliament of 3 June 2016 rejecting her request for assistance be annulled;
  • dismiss the appeal as to the remainder;
  • annul the decision of 3 June 2016 rejecting HF’s request for assistance;
  • dismiss the action as to the remainder;
  • order the Parliament to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by HF in the proceedings at first instance and the appeal proceedings.