John Parsons Appeals Dismissal
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Defamation lawsuit also filed
ABSTRACT An attorney for John Parsons, the former Inspector General of the Global Fund, has filed an appeal of his dismissal as well as a defamation lawsuit seeking damages.
An attorney for John Parsons, the former Inspector General of the Global Fund, who was dismissed from his post on 15 November 2012 for alleged “unsatisfactory performance,” has filed an appeal of the decision before the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The attorney also filed a defamation claim on Mr Parsons’ behalf in connection with a news release issued by the Global Fund Board on the date that Parsons was terminated.
A spokesperson for the Global Fund told GFO, “We are aware that the lawsuit has been filed with the International Labour Organization. We are confident that the International Labour Organization will handle it in a thorough and conscientious manner.”
GFO Issue 203 contained an article about the dismissal.