CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES; LIMITATION PERIOD FOR FILING CHARGE – Computation of Six-Month Period
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1101.03000 – Computation of Six-Month Period
In cases alleging a breach of the duty of fair representation, the six-month statutory limitations period begins to run on the date when the charging party, in the exercise of reasonable diligence, knew or should have known that further assistance from the union was unlikely. An employee’s continued attempts to obtain assistance from the union does not extend the statute of limitations. Where employee received no communication from union for over a year, charge was not timely filed. In addition, charge filed over one and one-half years after union informed employee that it would not take his appeal to arbitration was not timely.