If the grievance does not involve a claim of illegal discrimination or a claim relating to a disability, the findings of the Hearing Committee shall be final and shall be non-appealable. If the grievance involves a claim of illegal discrimination or a claim relating to a disability, the Grievant and each Respondent shall have the right to appeal the decision of the Hearing Committee to the President of WSCC, provided that:
- A notice of appeal is filed, using Grievance Form B, with the College Grievance Officer and the President within fifteen calendar days following the party’s receipt of the hearing report; and
- The notice of appeal contains clear and specific objection(s) to the finding(s), conclusion(s), or recommendation(s), of the hearing committee.
If the appeal is not filed by the close of business on the fifteenth day following the party’s receipt of the report, the party’s opportunity to appeal shall have been waived. If the appeal does not contain clear and specific objections to the hearing report, it shall be denied by the President.