Hearing when participant feels requirement is in violation of plan
(a) Except as specified in this section, whenever a participant believes that any program requirement or assignment in this program is in violation of his or her welfare-to-work plan or is inconsistent with this article, the participant may request a state hearing pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 10950) of Part 2 or utilize a formal grievance procedure to be established by the county board of supervisors and specified in each county plan.
(b) If the participant is not satisfied with the outcome of the grievance procedure, he or she may appeal the decision in accordance with the procedures set forth in Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 10950) of Part 2. Participants shall be subject to sanctions pending the outcome of the formal grievance procedure or any subsequent appeal, only if they fail to participate during the period the grievance procedure is being processed. However, a participant shall not utilize the grievance procedure to appeal the results of an assessment made pursuant to Section 11325.4.
(c) If a participant is not satisfied with the decision of a hearing conducted pursuant to Section 10950 concerning on-the-job working conditions or workers' compensation coverage, the participant may file a further appeal with the appropriate state regulating agency.
(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 902, Sec. 38.)