24.26.404 FREEDOM FROM INTERFERENCE, RESTRAINT, COERCION, OR RETALIATION
(1) Any employee who files a grievance or who testifies or submits evidence in any proceeding in this chapter shall be assured freedom from restraint, interference, coercion, or reprisal and if these freedoms are denied the employee through supervisory or administrative action, the employee shall be entitled to file a grievance with the board.
(2) If a grievance is filed pursuant to this rule, the board shall serve the grievance upon the department and the department shall have ten days in which to respond to the grievance. After the ten days have elapsed, the grievance shall commence at step three (b) of the formal grievance procedure provided in ARM 24.26.403.
History: 87-1-205, MCA; IMP, 87-1-205, MCA; NEW, 1978 MAR p. 75, Eff. 1/25/78; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 3026, Eff. 1/1/94.