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
Procedural Issues   Two prior interim awards issued in duty of fair representation proceeding - Instant decision addressing procedural matters raised by complainant following first interim award including in-person hearing and assertion of privilege - Third interim award.
See Also: Associations, Procedural Issues
Download PDF file 20-009 09/09/2020 Brownlee, D. Brantford
Procedural Issues   Duty of fair representation complaint - Complaint concerned settlement reached by association and employer respecting top-up for employees in receipt of WSIB and CPP Disability benefits - Complainant and association requesting procedural orders in advance of hearing on the merits - Orders issued accordingly - Interim award.
See Also: Associations, Procedural Issues
Download PDF file 20-003 04/13/2020 Brownlee, D. Brantford
Procedural Issues   Production of documents - Duty of fair representation complaint - Issue in dispute whether association breached its duty of fair representation, not merits of complainant’s grievance - Relevant documents included those which shed light on what association knew and what association did with respect to complaints - Association and police service to disclose any arguably relevant information in their possession - Preliminary award.
See Also: Procedural Issues, Duty of Fair Representation
Download PDF file 14-001 12/28/2013 Starkman, D Ottawa

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