Four months to appeal an adverse disciplinary determination is the limit
Bevins v. Brugher, 83 A.D.2d 66
When the employees were found guilty of misconduct, the penalty of dismissal “effective immediately” was imposed.
The employees were notified by letter dated December 31. On May 2 of the following year the employees sought to overturn their terminations. The Court dismissed their petitions as untimely, as it was brought more than four months after the effective date of the dismissal.
The Appellate Division rejected the argument that an appointing authority could “purposefully withhold notification of the determination, allowing the limitation to run” as ignoring reality in cases of dismissal.