CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES; LIMITATION PERIOD FOR FILING CHARGE – In General
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1101.01000 – In General
Board held that statute of limitation under EERA is not jurisdictional; overruling California State University, San Diego (1989) PERB Decision No. 718-H. Instead the statute of limitation must be raised as an affirmative defense or it is waived. Board reinstated doctrine of equitable tolling. Board held that when a grievance has been filed utilizing a bilaterally agreed upon dispute resolution procedure in an effort to resolve the same dispute which is the subject of the charge, the statute of limitations is tolled during the period of time the grievance is being pursued if: (1) the charging party reasonably and in good faith pursues the grievance; and (2) tolling did not frustrate the purpose of the statutory limitation period by causing surprise or prejudice to the respondent.