Labor and Labor Relations
Labor Relations Act
§ 28-7-21 Complaints of unfair practices
Parties to proceedings Rules of evidence.
Whenever a charge has been made that any employer or public sector employee
organization, as provided in § 28-7-13.1, has engaged in or is engaging in
any unfair labor practice, the board shall have the power to issue and cause to
be served upon the party a complaint stating those charges in that respect and
containing a notice of a hearing before the board at a place fixed in the
complaint, to be held not less than seven (7) days after the serving of the
complaint. Any complaint may be amended by the board or its agent conducting
the hearing at any time prior to the issuance of an order based on the
complaint. The person complained of shall have the right to file an answer to
the original or amended complaint within five (5) days after the service of the
original or amended complaint and to appear in person or otherwise to give
testimony at the place and time set in the complaint. In the discretion of a
member or agent conducting the hearing, or of the board, any other person may
be allowed to intervene in the proceedings and to present testimony. In any
proceeding the board or its agent is not bound by technical rules of evidence
prevailing in the courts.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1941, ch. 1066, § 7; P.L. 1942, ch. 1247, § 2; G.L. 1956,
§ 28-7-21; P.L. 1993, ch. 241, § 1.)