Mich. Admin. Code R. 37.2 - Definitions

Current through Vol. 22-05, April 1, 2022

Rule 2. As used in these rules:

(a) "Chairperson" means the duly appointed or elected chairperson or a co-chairperson of the civil rights commission or, in the event of his or her or their absence, the acting chairperson designated by the remaining members of the commission.
(b) "Charge" means that document or pleading authorized by the department which initiates a contested case hearing under R 37.12.
(c) "Claimant" means any person who files a complaint or applies to the department for the issuance of a charge.
(d) "Commission" means the state civil rights commission created by article 5, S29, of the Michigan constitution.
(e) "Commissioner" means any member of the civil rights commission.
(f) "Constitution" means the constitution of the state of Michigan.
(g) "Department" means the department of civil rights established by section 475 of Act No. 380 of the Public Acts of 1965, as amended, being S16.575 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
(h) "Department investigator" means a member, agent, or employee of the department designated or delegated by the director to make an investigation.
(i) "Director" means the director of the department of civil rights engaged by the commission.
(j) "Hearing commissioner" means a commissioner designated by the chairperson or the commission to conduct a hearing.
(k) "Hearing referee" means an agent of the commission designated or delegated by the chairperson or the director to conduct a hearing.
(l) "Party" or "parties" means the claimant or respondent, or both, and the commission or department, or both, where appropriate.
(m) "Person" means an individual, agent, association, corporation, joint apprenticeship committee, joint stock company, labor organization, legal representative, mutual company, partnership, receiver, trust, trustee, trustee in bankruptcy, unincorporated organization, the state or a political subdivision of the state or an agency thereof, or any other legal or commercial entity.
(n) "Respondent" means any person against whom the claimant has complained, or against whom the department has issued a charge.


Mich. Admin. Code R. 37.2
1979 AC; 1985 AACS

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