(1) The purpose of the rules in this subchapter is to set forth the procedures the commission will follow for hearing party objections to the dismissal of complaints under 49-2-511, MCA and appeals of final orders under 49-2-505, MCA.

(2) The commission will construe the provisions of the act, the code, and these rules in a reasonable manner. A principal objective of the act and code is to ensure that there will be no illegal discrimination in Montana.

(3) The commission may suspend, waive or modify these rules for good cause to expedite decision, prevent manifest prejudice to a party, assure a fair hearing, or afford substantial justice.

History: 49-2-204 and 49-3-106, MCA; IMP, 49-2-204, 49-2-205, 49-2-501, 49-2-504, 49-2-505, and 49-2-509, MCA; NEW, 1998 MAR p. 3201, Eff. 12/4/98; TRANS, to 24.9.109, and AMD , 2008 MAR p. 2636, Eff. 12/25/08.