12.1 Compliance with the Law
The Employer shall comply with applicable State and Federal laws regarding the termination of any probationary or tenured Employee.
12.2 Challenge of Termination
The termination of any Employee may not be challenged through the grievance procedure provided in Article 4 of this Agreement, the parties’ intent being that, if any termination is to be challenged, it shall be challenged through the applicable legal statutory procedures rather than through this Agreement’s grievance procedure. This provision shall not be construed to create an exception to the application of Article 3 of this Agreement.