Judgment No. 1700
The complaint is dismissed.
Discretion to determine whether there are exceptional circumstances to warrant waver of the time limits for internal appeal is vested in the Joint Appeals Board. "It is the Board's decision which is relevant, and the question does not arise of substituting the Tribunal's opinion for the Board's. Only if there is some fatal flaw in the Board's decision may the Tribunal intervene."
decision; internal appeals body; internal appeal; report; time limit; exception; judicial review; limits; flaw
"Staff members are expected to know their rights: ignorance of the law is no excuse." For failure to lodge a timely appeal.
time bar; duty to be informed; ignorance of the rules; duty to know the rules