Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17016 on 09/17/2001, Section 19-237 read as follows.

    (a) All classified employees shall have the right, except as specified herein, to utilize the grievance and complaint procedures of this division when in his/her opinion they believe an action taken against him/her them was without just cause. The grievance and complaint procedures of this division shall not be available to such classified employees in the following situations:

    (1)    Employees who have not completed a probationary period and/or extension thereof within the meaning of section 19-192 Probationary employees.

    (2)    Employees who are serving a qualifying period subsequent to their initial probationary period except in matters not related to their status in the position in which they are serving the qualifying period.

    (3)    Complaints by eEmployees or job applicants who feel they have been discriminated against based on race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, political affiliation or handicap. Such discrimination cases shall be handled pursuant to section 19-182.

     (4)    Temporary employees, as defined by section 19-4 and section 19-157.

    (b) It shall be the policy of the city insofar as possible to prevent the occurrence of grievances and complaints and to deal properly with those which occur.

(Code 1964, § 22.1410)