Geraldo Fernandes da Silva v. FUNASA Reference : Rcl 43384 RO 0102866-02.2020.1 Complaint date : September 11, 2020 Status : Final judgment Place of jurisdiction : Brazil, Brasília Plaintiffs types : Technicians and Professional users Plaintiffs names : Geraldo Fernandes da Silva, SINDSEF (Union of federal civil servants of the State of Rondônia) Defendants : FUNASA (National Health Foundation) Lawyers for Health and Environmental Justice : Raul Ribeiro Da Fonseca Filho, Elton José Assis, Vinícius De Assis, Felippe Roberto Pestana Case nature : Administrative Type(s), Product(s), Active substance(s) : , Organochlorine, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) Requests : Request that the labor judge take up the plaintiff's claim. Request for compensation for moral and material damages for work in contact with the pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT). Name of the Court : Federal Supreme Court of Brasília, Brazil Jurisdiction level : Decision date : December 21, 2020 Decision nature : Partially Positive Decision content : The judges of the Federal Supreme Court agree to hear FUNASA's appeal, but reject it. The penalty is postponed, in the absence of unanimity of the judges. Legal basis : Court Ruling : Link to the ruling Summary : In April 2009, SINDSEF (Union of Federal Civil Servants of the State of Rondônia), filed an appeal before the Federal Court (Judicial Section of the State of Rondônia) for civil servants contaminated by DDT between 1980 and 1990. The plaintiffs were hired by SUCAM, now FUNASA (National Health Foundation), to work in the fight against endemic diseases in the state of Rondônia and were contaminated due to a lack of training and protective equipment. They ask that FUNASA be condemned to pay compensation for material damages, including medical treatment and laboratory costs, moral damages and assistance costs that were borne by the applicants. However, FUNASA argues that the Regional Labor Court of the 14th Region is not competent to hear the case and requests the dismissal of its decision for unconstitutionality. The Federal Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal and to reject its provisions. The penalty is postponed, as the unanimity of the court was not reached. Scientific references : No scientifice reference for this case. Related links : No related link for this case.