Awards and decisions will be released in the language of the hearing. However, these documents will be translated in French or English at the request of a party to the proceedings, or at the discretion of the Commission upon request from a member of the public. Awards and decisions relating to hearings where the clients have participated in both English and French will be released in both languages simultaneously.

Duty of Fair Representation

Individual officers may not bring grievances against a Police Services Board. However, arbitral jurisprudence to date has allowed individual officers to bring a “duty of fair representation” (DFR) grievance against a Police Association.

Query Results
Classification Award # Award Date Arbitrator Municipality
Complaints   Duty of fair representation - Civilian members - Complainant alleged association breached its duty of fair representation in settling his grievance - Complainant waited at least 16 months after being advised association would not proceed with grievance - Delay significant - Association prejudiced by delay - Association’s decision not to proceed to arbitration was not arbitrary - Complaint dismissed.
See Also: Arbitrability, Associations, Complaints
Download PDF file 16-005 07/15/2016 Anderson, Ian Toronto
Complaints   Duty of fair representation - Request for costs in arbitration of duty of fair representation complaint - Complainant awarded damages and now seeking costs of the arbitration - Arbitrator has no jurisdiction under Police Services Act to award costs - Arbitration Act, 1991 excluded - Award of costs not an inherent part of Ontario labour arbitration proceedings - Request for costs denied.
See Also: Jurisdiction, Remedies, Complaints
Download PDF file 11-009 05/31/2011 Snow, H. Toronto

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