CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES; COMPLAINT – Service
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1103.06000 – Service
The purpose of PERB’s service requirement is to protect against stale claims and to provide all parties notice of the issues, so that they can preserve evidence and prepare their claims or defenses. Its purpose is not to dismiss parties or entire actions on legal technicalities. Where respondent had notice of parties and knew the substance of their allegations before it put on its case-in-chief, it would not be prejudiced by excusing defective service of the unfair practice charge.