CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES;PROCEDURES BEFORE THE BOARD – Exceptions; Responses to Exceptions; Standing; Extensions of Time/Late Filing/Waiver
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1107.01000 – Exceptions; Responses to Exceptions; Standing; Extensions of Time/Late Filing/Waiver
Charging party argued that he did not timely file an appeal of the dismissal of his charge because he was traveling out of “personal necessity.” He offered no further explanation or documentation to support or explain a delay of almost three months. The Board found his argument neither reasonable nor credible and denied his request to excuse his late-filed appeal. Charging party asserted, without further explanation, that “reasons of health” caused a delay in filing an appeal. The Board has held that a party must explain how an illness precluded timely filing, when arguing that a health-related reason delayed filing. Charging party did not satisfy this requirement. Therefore, Charging party did not demonstrate good cause to excuse his late-filed appeal.