Decision 2746E – Pasadena Area Community College District
Decision Date: September 29, 2020
Decision Type: PERB Decision (Non-Precedential)
Description: The complaint in this matter alleged that the District retaliated against Charging Party Dorian Hilliard when it issued him two letters of reprimand. Hilliard excepted to the decision of an administrative law judge finding that he did not establish retaliation. Hilliard excepted to the proposed decision but did not do so within the time limit set forth in PERB Regulation 32300 because he first received notice of the proposed decision after the exceptions deadline had expired. PERB’s Appeals Office rejected Hilliard’s ostensibly untimely exceptions. Hilliard appealed that administrative determination and asked the Board itself to rule on his exceptions.
Disposition: In light of the unique circumstances of this case, the Board granted Hilliard’s appeal and proceeded to rule on his exceptions. However, the Board found that Hilliard’s exceptions were without merit, and accordingly affirmed the ALJ’s proposed decision.