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
Arbitrability   Timeliness - Civilian members - Complainant alleged association breached its duty of fair representation - Complainant delayed at least 16 months in bringing complaint - Delay significant and prejudicial to association - Complaint filed only after complainant took full advantage of settlement negotiated by association on his behalf - Complaint dismissed.
See Also: Arbitrability, Associations, Complaints
Download PDF file 16-005 07/15/2016 Anderson, Ian Toronto

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