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Finding a Remedy before Finding Fault?

In a judicial review application, a judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice upheld a decision of an arbitrator to award damages to a unionize employee who quit because of the timeliness of the employer’s harassment investigation. CC was employed in a senior business development role with the Government of Nunavut for approximately 2 [...]


It’s Like Watching the Detectives

When the North Bay Hospital responded to a complaint from an employee that a Charge Nurse was engaged in bullying and harassing behaviour it retained an independent investigator to conduct a workplace investigation.  The investigator concluded that the Charge Nurse had engaged in bullying and/or harassing conduct contrary to the Hospital’s policies.  The Employer issued a [...]


Postal Judicial Review Succeeds – Or Does it?

On January 27, 2012, Mr. Justice Luc Martineau issued his decision quashing the Minister of Labour’s appointment of the Honourable Coulter Osborne as interest arbitrator in the collective bargaining dispute characterizing the appointment as unreasonable. CUPW asked the Federal Court to quash the decision of the Honourable Lisa Raitt because the arbitrator she appointed [...]


Decision Derails Postal Arbitration – Resolution Still Possible?

On October 20, 2011, Mr. Justice Martineau of the Federal Court of Canada granted CUPW’s request (See Syndicat des travailleurs et travailleuses des postes c.Société canadienne des postes  [2011] A.C.F. no 1459) to postpone the arbitration until a final decision on the merits of its judicial review application have been determined. Among other things, [...]


Greet the New Year! Same as the Old Year?

The advent of the New Year fuels renewed hope for change and improvement in every endeavor, even grievance arbitration. In April 2011, Ontario’s Chief Justice, Warren Winkler, identified a critical need to reform our grievance arbitration system.  At a talk hosted by the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace Justice Winkler characterized the system as [...]


Launching New Blog

Welcome! This is your new location in the blogosphere to review recent information about precedent setting cases, academic commentary on developments in jurisprudence, as well as legal miscellany from around the world. Although this site will be primarily devoted to arbitration and mediation matters arising in Canadian labour and employment law, it also surveys [...]

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