Archives: May 2017

May 19 2017

Arbitrators’ Authority to Modify Discipline Upheld

Labor arbitrators have traditionally had the authority to modify discipline imposed by employers, based upon the principle that just cause focuses not only on whether the employee committed wrongdoing, but also whether the punishment fits the crime. ¬†Employers often don’t like this, believing they, not neutral arbitrators, should decide on the level of punishment. The […]

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